Car/parce-que

Josephine B2Kwiziq community member

Car/parce-que

Can these be used interchangeably for 'because', or is there a difference?

Asked 4 days ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Josephine, 

Just to add to what Jim and Chris said here's my answer to a similar question posed in the past -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/in-this-case-car-is-used-in-the-same-sense-as-parce-que

Hope it helps!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Josephine,

Putting it as simply as possible:-

"car" seeks to explain or justify.

"parce que" is a reponse to "why"

So the application of these conjunctions would depend on context. 

Hope this helps

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Jim's right. Car justifies something mentioned earlier in the sentence. Therefore car can never be at the start of a sentence, while parce que can.

Car/parce-que

Can these be used interchangeably for 'because', or is there a difference?

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