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4 July 2018
can you omit 'pour' ?
Just to be clear, in expressions like : 'Je vais au cinéma pour voir un film' ... presumably this implies that it is wrong to just say 'Je vais au cinéma voir un film'
This question relates to:French lesson "Pour + infinitive = In order to"
5 July 2018
yes, in these cases you can't do without "pour".
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
I'm not a native speaker either, but I would have given you the opposite answer. I think pour is only used to stress the purpose, it can be omitted.
There's a song by Boris Vian with the line:
J'vais au cinéma voir des films suédois
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