Encore vs Toujours

LeahC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Encore vs Toujours

Dear Aurelie, Why is "you must still know" "Il faut encore connaitre" and not "Il faut toujours connaitre" ? I thought that toujours worked better for still. could toujours be used? Thank you, Leah
Asked 4 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Leah !

Actually "toujours" and "encore" are both used to express "still", and though they're often interchangeable, in some cases one will be better than the other. I know, right!

In this case, "il faut encore ...." to say "you must still...", it is a bit of a fixed expression, and using "toujours" here would only refer to its first meaning of "always".

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Encore vs Toujours

Dear Aurelie, Why is "you must still know" "Il faut encore connaitre" and not "Il faut toujours connaitre" ? I thought that toujours worked better for still. could toujours be used? Thank you, Leah

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