Why is “car mon père est très spécial” not correct? What is the difference between “car” and “parce que”?

Louise B2Kwiziq community member

Why is “car mon père est très spécial” not correct? What is the difference between “car” and “parce que”?

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Louise,

You might be also interested in my answer to a similar question asked some time ago -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/in-this-case-car-is-used-in-the-same-sense-as-parce-que

Hope it helps!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Louise,

Suggest you have a look here:-

http://bdl.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/bdl/gabarit_bdl.asp?t1=1&id=3500

This a very good explanation but all in french.

"car" is a conjunction of coordination whereas "parce que" is a conjunction of subordination.

"car" provides a direct reason whereas "parce que" provides further circumstantial information.

Hope this helps.

Jim

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