Il pose vs il demande

CathlynA2Kwiziq community member

Il pose vs il demande

Can i use il demande des questions?
Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Cathlyn, 

You will only use 'poser' with 'question' but you could say -

Je vais vous demander quelque chose = I am going to ask you something

However,

Je vais vous poser une question = I am going to ask you a question

Hope this helps!

SeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Il pose une question is correct.  I don't think "demander" can be used in that way.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Demander in English translation has meaning similar to 'to ask for', and is used in request (not in a demand as it may sound to English speakers ears) - as we don't normally 'ask for a question', it won't usually fit (although we could and then it may be used). Poser works well by comparison to the English use of 'pose a question'.

Il pose vs il demande

Can i use il demande des questions?

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