I am currently learning how to use verbs of motion with the prefixes
при- to express that someone departs from or arrives at a certain location.
However, I struggle with the following sentence from a textbook:
Каждый раз я _____ (1) в новый город и скоро _____ (2) обратно, в Волгоград.
My attempt to fill the gaps is as follows:
Choice of verbs: Given options are walking, driving or flying. I figured that either
е́здитьwould fit best to express "travelling" in a more general sense:
Choice of direction: When it comes to the correct prefixes, I struggle for the first time. For (1) I'm pretty sure that the prefix should be
при-, since the person arrives in a new town every time. In cloze (2), however, would one use
при-? Does the person soon leave to return to Volgograd (
у-) or does the person soon come back to Volgograd (
Choice of aspect: Another challenge is picking the right aspect, i.e.
е́здить. I learned that when something happens repeatedly, I'd rather use
е́здить. Though the person travels multiple times (
каждый раз), I feel
е́хатьis more suitable here. Although traveling multiple times, each incident in itself is closed (i.e. perfected verb).
So my educated guess would be:
Каждый раз я прие́хала (1) в новый город и скоро уе́хала (2) обратно, в Волгоград.
Since I have nowhere to validate my guess, I hope someone on here - maybe a native speaker - can explain what the correct answer is in terms of prefixes and which aspect to use.