Why do you use j'y suis tombe. Why "j'y and not je

JennyA1Kwiziq community member

Why do you use j'y suis tombe. Why "j'y and not je

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Jenny, When you say "J'y suis tombé(e)", you're saying "I fell (in) there". The adverbial pronoun "y" here is used to replace a place that could have been mentioned previously. I agree that out of context, it sounds a bit weird! If you meant "I fell", you could of course say "Je suis tombé(e)". In our lesson, we're using the example "J'y suis allé(e)" (I went there). In that case, you couldn't just say "Je suis allé(e)" (I went), as in French the verb "aller" always needs a mentioned location (i.e. to go where?). I hope that's helpful! Aurélie
JennyA1Kwiziq community member
Merci beaucoup pour votre reponse Jenny

Why do you use j'y suis tombe. Why "j'y and not je

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