On n'attend plus que Maman nous joigne

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On n'attend plus que Maman nous joigne

This is given as a version of 'we are only waiting for Mum to join us'.

But couldn't it also mean 'we are no longer waiting for Mum to join us'?

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tom, 

This is an interesting question.

In fact, to avoid confusion you would use 's'attendre à ce que' to convey an expectation rather than just waiting for something to happen.

On ne s'attend plus à ce que Maman nous joigne 

in other words,

she won't be coming now 

Hope that helps!

On n'attend plus que Maman nous joigne

This is given as a version of 'we are only waiting for Mum to join us'.

But couldn't it also mean 'we are no longer waiting for Mum to join us'?

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