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is the conditionnel only after the "au cas où"

Dragana E.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

is the conditionnel only after the "au cas où"

J'en ai racheté, juste au cas où.

this is not in conditionnel 

But this is:

Au cas où vous auriez faim, je vous ai fait un sandwich.




Asked 2 years ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, the conditional is used in a clause that follows ‘au cas où’ - this is noted but not overly emphasised in the lesson. In the first example, there is a completed action done ’‘just in case’ of something that is not expressed eg I bought some more (umbrellas), in case “it rains” - au cas où il pleuvrait. 

With the second example, expressed as an incomplete sentence, as is common in speech - ‘je vous ai fait un sandwich, au cas où’.

is the conditionnel only after the "au cas où"

J'en ai racheté, juste au cas où.

this is not in conditionnel 

But this is:

Au cas où vous auriez faim, je vous ai fait un sandwich.




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