To answer "Tu veux venir à la piscine?", is there any difference from saying "Oui, je le veux" instead of "Oui, ce que je veux"?

Fergus

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18 November 2018

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To answer "Tu veux venir à la piscine?", is there any difference from saying "Oui, je le veux" instead of "Oui, ce que je veux"?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using le or l' to refer to previously mentioned ideas (direct object pronoun)"

Steve

Kwiziq community member

18 November 2018

18/11/18

Fergus,

Yes I think the former is more general/everyday and the second is rather more emphatic.

I think the second should be written:

"Oui, c'est ce que je veux !" - Yes, that's what I want (to do) !

Chris

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19 November 2018

19/11/18

Oui, je le veux. -- Yes, I want it.

Oui, ce que je veux sounds wrong to me (Yes, what I want). I would say Oui, c'est ce que je veux. (Yes, it's what I want.)

In this case you could, I believe, just say: Oui, je veux.

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