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30 October 2018
Il faut que...
"il faut déjà qu'il veuille bien m'aider." Is the use of déjà necessary? I see that it adds emphasis to the fact that "he" really wants to help but can one do without it? Just Curious!
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate vouloir in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)"
4 November 2018
I don't think it can be omitted without changing the meaning slightly.
The lesson translates the original phrase as:
"He has to be willing to help me to start with."
Déjà is emphasizing the "to start with" part of the phrase.
Without déjà, I would translate it as:
"He has to be willing to help me."
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