Jean va en France pendant une semaine.? Pourquoi pendant et pas pour? Je ne comprends pas.

Jean va en France pendant une semaine.? Pourquoi pendant et pas pour? Je ne comprends pas.

Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Bonjour Shruti !

Yes, as Chris said, pour is used for future events. In French, just like in English, we can talk about future events either with Le Futur - J'irai en France pour trois jours (I'll go to Paris for three days) - or Le Présent - Je pars pour deux mois (I'm leaving for two months).

As long as the duration takes place in the future, you will use pour and not pendant.

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

Pour is for future events. This sentence is in present tense. 

-- Chris (not a native speaker). 

Come to think of it, I believe that "pour" would also be a possibility in this context as the future tense is implied even though the verb is conjugated in present tense.

-- Chris (not a native teacher).

Jean va en France pendant une semaine.? Pourquoi pendant et pas pour? Je ne comprends pas.

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