Même vs voire

JamesC1Kwiziq community member

Même vs voire

"Je n'aime pas non plus certains supporters qui peuvent être violents ou même racistes"

 

Could you use "voire" to replace "ou même" in this sentence? With a comma after "violents" ? I tried and it was marked incorrect.

Thank you!

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour James,

In this instance, "voire" would not work as it is the equivalent of "et même" - which implies a reinforcement of what was said. See link here: https://www.wordreference.com/fren/voire

Il est méchant, voire / et même cruel = he is naughty even cruel

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I think both are acceptable, but there is a slight difference in meaning in that voire is a slightly weaker extension.

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Même vs voire

"Je n'aime pas non plus certains supporters qui peuvent être violents ou même racistes"

 

Could you use "voire" to replace "ou même" in this sentence? With a comma after "violents" ? I tried and it was marked incorrect.

Thank you!

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