- Usage in the Sentence
- Usage in Grammatical Constructions
- Usage in Expressions
There are several basic verbs in French that are used both in sentences and in grammatical constructions. Aller is one of them.
Je vais à l'école.
I'm going to school.
Usage in the Sentence
Rule 1: Verb aller is similar to the English verb "to go." You can use it when you want to refer to the movement or travel away from the speaker.
Demain nous allons à New York.
Tomorrow we’re going to New York.
Rule 2: When used with a preposition, usually à, it emphasizes the destination.
Although it's quite commonly used, aller is an irregular verb.
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Usage in Grammatical Constructions
Rule 3: Aller is used together with infinitive to form the futur proche tense.
Je vais aller au cinéma.
I'm going to go to the cinema.
Usage in Expressions
Rule 4: Aller is also often used in lexical constructions and expressions in place of English "to be."
Tout va bien.
Everything is going well. (Everything is well).
Ça va ?
How it's going? (How are you?)
Je _ à l’école en vélo