J’ai achetè du pain à faire un gâteau . Is that right to use à instead of using pour ?

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Saw

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2 September 2018

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J’ai achetè du pain à faire un gâteau . Is that right to use à instead of using pour ?

This relates to:
Pour + infinitive = In order to -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

2 September 2018

2/09/18

Hi Saw,

 No, you cannnot say 'à faire' un gâteau only 'pour faire' is correct.

e.g 

Je lui ai téléphoné pour l'inviter = I called (him) to invite him

Je leur ai parlé pour expliquer mon comportement = I spoke to them in order to explain my behaviour

Hope this helps!

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