Vas-y

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Vas-y

Vous avez dit que pour les verbes 'er', ils perdent la 's', mais j'entends tout le temps 'vas-y'. C'est une erreur, ou c'est quelque chose de normal? Merci
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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
The lesson is about regulat verbes. However, aller is irregular. It has vas in second person singular. 
AaronC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Chris and G, "aller" is irregular, but that's not the reason for the "s" in "vas-y". The reason is that "va(s)" precedes the vowel "y". The "s" is kept for euphony. Otherwise the imperative of "aller" in the second person is "va". ("Va-t'en" is an example. Note that this "t" isn't the euphonic "t". It's an actual pronoun, a contraction of "toi".)

It's the same for all "-er" verbs, including "aller". The "tu" form of the imperative keeps the "s" of the normal indicative form in front of "y" or "en", so we get "vas-y", "manges-en", etc.

AaronC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

(If you look back up at the lesson, it has "Va au lit !" as an example. Note that only "y" and "en" put the "s" back on the tu-imperative of "-er" verbs, and not just any word starting with a vowel.)

Vas-y

Vous avez dit que pour les verbes 'er', ils perdent la 's', mais j'entends tout le temps 'vas-y'. C'est une erreur, ou c'est quelque chose de normal? Merci

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