Au cas où

RichardC1Kwiziq community member

Au cas où

I understand, when I remember, how to use ‘au cas où’. 

However, why can’t you use ‘il me faudrait’ after it, rather than ‘je devrais’. Both are in the conditional tense, and both mean (I think) ‘I must’. 

Anyone know please?

Here’s the relevant question, a translation of ‘in case I have to go out again’,  which was marked as wrong:  au cas où il me faudrait ressortir


Asked 5 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Grammatically the sentence seems ok to me. It's just that it sounds a bit stilted and you wouldn't say it like this in everyday conversations.

Au cas où

I understand, when I remember, how to use ‘au cas où’. 

However, why can’t you use ‘il me faudrait’ after it, rather than ‘je devrais’. Both are in the conditional tense, and both mean (I think) ‘I must’. 

Anyone know please?

Here’s the relevant question, a translation of ‘in case I have to go out again’,  which was marked as wrong:  au cas où il me faudrait ressortir


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