“… au cas où.” At the end of a phrase.

DesireeB2Kwiziq community member

“… au cas où.” At the end of a phrase.

Je prends la parapluie juste au cas où.


This sentence ending with “où” to me sounds unfinished. Is this considered informal speech? I feel like “où” is serving as a conjunction here… Is this a fixed phrase? Like the rest of the sentence is implied or used to be stated and now it dropped? For example, something like “…au cas où (il me faudrait)”

Asked 9 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Desiree,

It is quite common to use the fixed expression 'au cas où' at the end of a sentence in everyday speech.

Bonne Continuation !

“… au cas où.” At the end of a phrase.

Je prends la parapluie juste au cas où.


This sentence ending with “où” to me sounds unfinished. Is this considered informal speech? I feel like “où” is serving as a conjunction here… Is this a fixed phrase? Like the rest of the sentence is implied or used to be stated and now it dropped? For example, something like “…au cas où (il me faudrait)”

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