Pour + infinitive vs. Pour que + subjunctive

FrankC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Pour + infinitive vs. Pour que + subjunctive

Why is "...pour que je puisse comprendre..." not acceptable?

Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The subject in both clauses is the same, “je”, so “pour que” and subjunctive would not be used - pour comprendre is correct here. (I agree with Angela’s sentiment though that sometimes it does seem that the questions remain the same, it’s only the answers that change as you move between exercises/levels)!

See link - there are some other good YouTube videos covering the difference too - the graphics are often helpful no matter how many times I have read something.

https://www.frenchspanishonline.com/magazine/pour-vs-pour-que/

AngelaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I’m guessing because this is an A2 exercise and the subjunctive doesn’t figure at that level! It certainly sounds ok to me.

FrankC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks Maarten.  The reference was perfect!

Pour + infinitive vs. Pour que + subjunctive

Why is "...pour que je puisse comprendre..." not acceptable?

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