Mangeons-en vs allez-vous en

Answered! Jump to accepted answer.


Kwiziq community member

20 July 2018

2 replies

Mangeons-en vs allez-vous en

The lesson shows us "mangeons-en" and I know that "allez-vous en" is a valid sentence. Both are imperative. Why the difference in construction? Why is it not "mangeons-nous en" or "allez-en"? It is just that "allez-vous en" is an idiom or there some underlying graammatical rule?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate avoir in le Conditionnel Présent (conditional mood)"


Kwiziq community member

21 July 2018


The difference is that "allez-vous en" comes from a reflexive verb: s'en aller = to go away

See these lessons:

S'en aller = To leave

Forming affirmative commands with reflexive verbs (L'Impératif)



Kwiziq community member

24 July 2018


Yes I see. Thank you.

Your answer

Login to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Think you've got all the answers?

Test your French to the CEFR standard

find your French level »
Clever stuff underway!