can you omit 'pour' ?

can you omit 'pour' ?

Just to be clear, in expressions like : 'Je vais au cinéma pour voir un film' ... presumably this implies that it is wrong to just say 'Je vais au cinéma voir un film'

Asked 11 months ago

He Stewart,

yes, in these cases you can't do without "pour".

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Thanks Chris, I'm now OK with this.

I'm not a native speaker either, but I would have given you the opposite answer. I think pour is only used to stress the purpose, it can be omitted.

There's a song by Boris Vian with the line:

J'vais au cinéma voir des films suédois


Hi Alan, Thanks for your input ... is there someone else out there who can further clarify this point please?

can you omit 'pour' ?

Just to be clear, in expressions like : 'Je vais au cinéma pour voir un film' ... presumably this implies that it is wrong to just say 'Je vais au cinéma voir un film'

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