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Would fly .. volerait?

RodC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Would fly .. volerait?

I was marked wrong for writing: “On volerait de Paris..” instead of “On prendrait l’avion de Paris...”. Can you please explain? Thanks

Rod

Asked 1 year ago
GabrielleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

I believe that only birds "voler," but people "take airplanes" or other conveyances to fly :) 

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

In French, birds, planes etc 'fly' but in general people 'take a flight' - that is my understanding.

Would fly .. volerait?

I was marked wrong for writing: “On volerait de Paris..” instead of “On prendrait l’avion de Paris...”. Can you please explain? Thanks

Rod

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