serez parties vs serez sorties

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

serez parties vs serez sorties

why is partir right ans sortir wrong pleas. i thought sortir is to go out so would be acceptable here, but isn't

is for same question as below, will you have left by 4 oclock

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carol,

The verbs 'sortir' and 'partir' are often confused but they mean different things.

sortirto go out / to come out

partir to leave / to go 

The actual Kwiz question was:

Vous ___ à quatre heures ? Will you have left at 4 o'clock ?)

So partir is correct here and not sortir

Hope this helps!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Carol,

I haven't looked at the text, but the first thing that comes to my mind is the issue of transitivity.

Partir does not take a direct object. Sortir can take a direct or indirect object depending upon whether used with avoir or être.

Is this the key to your query?

Jim

serez parties vs serez sorties

why is partir right ans sortir wrong pleas. i thought sortir is to go out so would be acceptable here, but isn't

is for same question as below, will you have left by 4 oclock

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