Il faut à vs il faut que?

RhysC1Kwiziq community member

Il faut à vs il faut que?

I have seen both of these being used, but I'm wondering if there is a semantic/pragmatic difference between the two e.g:

Il me faut partir

Il faut que je partisse.

Do these two convey a different idea, do they express different levels of formality, or are they completely interchangeable the only difference being that the former option takes less time to say

Asked 4 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Rhys,

Both statements convey the same idea. "Il faut que je parte" (use Le Subjonctif Présent if the main verb is in Le Présent) is quite common. And "il me faut partir" is rather formal - more often used in written works/literature. It won't be used in an everyday conversation.

Take a look here:

When to use "il faut", and when to use "il faut QUE"?

after "il faut que" subjonctif passé

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Il faut à vs il faut que?

I have seen both of these being used, but I'm wondering if there is a semantic/pragmatic difference between the two e.g:

Il me faut partir

Il faut que je partisse.

Do these two convey a different idea, do they express different levels of formality, or are they completely interchangeable the only difference being that the former option takes less time to say

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