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Il veut que j'aille acheter du lait vs

Kristin L.A1Kwiziq community member

Il veut que j'aille acheter du lait vs

Hi. For the sentence, "Il veut que j'aille acheter du lait." can it be substituted for "il me veut aller acheter du lait" ? Or is this sentence incorrect?

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Kristin, 

No, you cannot say -

Il me veut acheter du lait 

Il veut que j'aille acheter du lait He want me to go and buy some milk

is correct.

Bonne Continuation!

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Kristin,

Vouloir que requires the subjunctive mood for the verb after que.

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/subjunctivisor/vouloir/

Your other option suggests that "He wants me to go to buy some milk"

"Il veut que j'aille acheter du lait".  I think your option construction will need to be written as shown.

Hope this helps.

Jim

Mark P.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Kristin

A bit confused.. you should not be required to use the subjunctive in A1.. but I am not liking your alternative.

The Late N.B2Kwiziq community member

« Il veut m’acheter du lait. »

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi, The Late,

I am afraid what you are suggesting has a completely different meaning -

He wants to buy me some milk

and not

He wants me to go and buy some milk

Il veut que j'aille acheter du lait vs

Hi. For the sentence, "Il veut que j'aille acheter du lait." can it be substituted for "il me veut aller acheter du lait" ? Or is this sentence incorrect?

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