Il faut que...

MarnieC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Il faut que...

"il faut déjà qu'il veuille bien m'aider."  Is the use of déjà necessary?  I see that it adds emphasis to the fact that "he" really wants to help but can one do without it?  Just Curious!
Asked 1 year ago
SteveB2 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Marnie,

I don't think it can be omitted without changing the meaning slightly.

The lesson translates the original phrase as:

"He has to be willing to help me to start with."

Déjà is emphasizing the "to start with" part of the phrase.

Without déjà, I would translate it as:

"He has to be willing to help me."

[non-native speaker].

Il faut que...

"il faut déjà qu'il veuille bien m'aider."  Is the use of déjà necessary?  I see that it adds emphasis to the fact that "he" really wants to help but can one do without it?  Just Curious!

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