I have never heard of “or” as a word much less meaning “yet”. Explain please

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Judy

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13 February 2019

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I have never heard of “or” as a word much less meaning “yet”. Explain please

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French lesson "yet"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

13 February 2019

13/02/19

Hi Judy,

'Or' is what is called a coordinating conjunction and is part of a series that we remember as:

mais, où, et, donc, or, ni, car

which sounds funny in French, "mais où est donc Ornicar?".

Or has several meanings in English, one of which is yet.  It conveys an opposition to what has just been said:

La Météo annonçait du bon temps, or il a plu.
The weather forecast said it would be fine, yet it rained.

Take a look at the following Kwiziq exercise which uses all these conjunctions:

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/blog/a-la-television-coordinating-conjunctions-practice/

Hope this helps!

Judy

Kwiziq community member

13 February 2019

13/02/19

Thankyou. I know OR as co- ordinating conjunction in English now I know it in French

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