Why is it "peut-être que"? I don't get why the "Que" is there ?

JamesC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why is it "peut-être que"? I don't get why the "Que" is there ?

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour James,

To supplement on Alan's and Chris's excellent answers, here are two answers (from Chris and Alan  ;-) ) on the same topic:

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/questions/view/peut-etre-qu-ils

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/questions/view/peut-etre-qu-ils

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Peut-être que ... -- May be that ...

Don't overthink it, just accept it.

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

"When followed by a clause, peut-être requires either the relative pronoun que or inversion."

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/expressions/peut-etre/

Why is it "peut-être que"? I don't get why the "Que" is there ?

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