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12 September 2016
David asked: "Why does "au cas où" take the conditional rather than the subjunctive?"
This question relates to:French lesson "Au cas où + Le Conditionnel = In case"
Bonjour David !
Unfortunately, I have to admit I have no explanation for you :(
I must even admit that as a native speaker, I actually used to make that mistake regularly before looking into it for the site... All I can say is that Le Conditionnel is also a mode that expresses hypotheses and theoretical cases, hence it's logical that it'd be used in such a context.
I hope that's helpful!
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