rentrer/revenir/retourner – exercises

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Exercises

Choose the correct option.

  1. Quand est-ce que tu à la maison ce soir ?[When are you coming home tonight?]|Use rentrer when you return home (place of residence or home country).
  2. La pause déjeuner est terminée, Aude doit au travail.[Her lunch break is over, Aude has to go back to work.]|Retourner means to go back to a place that is different from where you are located at the moment of speaking.
  3. Olivier et Sabine sont en vacances, ils dans une semaine.[Olivier and Sabine are on holiday, they come back in a week.]|Revenir means to come back to the place you are located at the moment of speaking.
  4. J’ai oublié d’acheter du lait, je au supermarché.[I forgot to buy milk, I’m going back to the supermarket.]|Retourner means to go back to a place that is different from where you are located at the moment of speaking.
  5. Monsieur Niaouli a eu beaucoup de travail hier, il est très tard chez lui.[Monsieur Niaouli had lots to do yesterday, he got home very late.]|Use rentrer when you return home (place of residence or home country).

Complete the sentences with rentrer, revenir or retourner. Don’t forget to conjugate the verb when necessary.

  1. Je vais me faire un café, je dans deux minutes ![I’m going to make a coffee, I’ll be back in two minutes.]|Revenir means to come back to the place you are located at the moment of speaking.
  2. Nous étions à Rome l’été dernier et nous avons très envie d’y cette année.[We were in Rome last summer and we really want to go back this year.]|Retourner means to go back to a place that is different from where you are located at the moment of speaking.
  3. Jules et Romain passent leurs vacances à Aix-en-Provence. Ils adorent cette ville et espèrent y l’année prochaine.[Jules and Romain are on holiday in Aix-en-Provence. They love this town and they hope they can come back next year.]|Revenir means to come back to the place you are located at the moment of speaking.
  4. Marie s’est installée en Nouvelle-Zélande, elle en France une fois par an pour voir sa famille.[Marie lives in New Zealand, she goes home to France once a year to see her family.]|Use rentrer when you return home (place of residence or home country).
  5. Après une pause bien méritée, l’athlète s’entraîner.[After a well-earned break, the athlete went back to training.]|Retourner means to go back to a place that is different from where you are located at the moment of speaking.