"Désormais, il va devenir célèbre."

Translation:From now on, he will become famous.

January 12, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ncp1113

"From now on, he is going to become" doesn't make sense. "Is going to become" implies something that will happen in the future, so "from now on" doesn't fit with that.

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jdberry300

Agree with ncp. If you say "from now on" it is natural to say "he will be famous" -- "become" is awkward in that context... Unless you said something like "he will become more and more famous."

April 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/santtu_h

I agree. Becoming something is not a continuous action. It should be either "Now he will become famous" or "From now on he will be famous".

June 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chrissy77

I agree with the others: it should either be: From now on, he'll be famous OR: Now he'll become famous. The translation given here is redundant and sounds unnatural.

July 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DmytroShkr

This is a French sentence, so both going to and will should be accepted in an English translation.

In other words, désormais just reinforces the concept of immediacy/proximity without emphasising the difference between stative or action verbs.

July 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KarinLF

I agree, so I wrote "Désormais, il va devenir célèbre." = Now, he will become famous" but the answer was said to be wrong.

June 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TedGraham

I tried "Now he is going to become famous." It seemed less stilted and was accepted. (I hat losing hearts.)

February 22, 2014
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