Can I use it like "Aussi+adverb que+ Subjonctif

HasanA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Can I use it like "Aussi+adverb que+ Subjonctif

 "Aussi+adverb que+ Subjonctif"   is it gramatically correct or not? 

I know I can use "Aussi+adjective que+ Subjonctif" But I am curious about using this form with adverbs
For example:Aussi vite qu'elle coure,jamais elle ne me rattapera=no matter how fast she runs she will not catch me?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Hasan,

This a good question that had me thinking!

In fact it depends what you mean by 'aussi que' .

1. When it means a concession you will use the subjunctive -

Aussi farfelu que soit ton idée d'être premier ministre, je l'accepte avec plaisir = As wacky as your idea of becoming prime minister may be , I accept it with pleasure 

Aussi bizarre que ça paraisse, je vais la contacter = As weird as this may seem, I am going to contact her

2. When it is used to express correlation or comparison you will use the indicative.

Tu vas être aussi gentille que tu peux l'être You are going to be as kind as you can 

Je l'ai fait aussi vite que j'ai pu = I did it as fast as I could 

Hope these examples help!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Aussi vite qu'elle court... -- As fast as she runs... This is something slightly different from "no matter how fast she runs...".

If you want to say "no matter how fast she runs", you could, e.g., use

Quoiqu'elle puisse courir, jamais elle ne m'attrappera.
Peu importe la vitesse à laquelle elle court, ....
Quelle que soit sa vitesse, ....

HasanA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you Mr chris :) but This does not meet my expectation about the question

I want to know whether "Aussi+adverb que+ Subjonctif" Can Used

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hasan's question was specifically about using an adverb in a concession. As far as I can tell, the answer is yes, but it's much more common to find an adjective in this structure.

https://bibliobs.nouvelobs.com/essais/20080422.BIB1192/houellebecq-et-potter-harry.html

Où a lieu cette rencontre ? À Poudlard. Qu’est-ce que Poudlard ? Une école.

Mais, aussi paradoxalement que cela puisse paraître, une école de sorciers.

But I'm not sure why an adverb is used there (rather than the adjective "paradoxal").

Maybe the following example is better, and closer to the one suggested by Hasan:

Aussi doucement qu'elle monte, les marches craquent sous son poids (Mauriac, Génitrix, 1923, p. 341).

Can I use it like "Aussi+adverb que+ Subjonctif

 "Aussi+adverb que+ Subjonctif"   is it gramatically correct or not? 

I know I can use "Aussi+adjective que+ Subjonctif" But I am curious about using this form with adverbs
For example:Aussi vite qu'elle coure,jamais elle ne me rattapera=no matter how fast she runs she will not catch me?

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