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Kwiziq community member
31 May 2018
its not clear to me when to use il faut and when to use il faut que
This question relates to:French lesson "Il faut : expressing necessity and obligation"
Kwiziq language super star
1 June 2018
Bonjour Julie !
- Il faut partir The obligation comes from an outside source : rule, law, time restraint...
- Il faut que tu partes versus Il te faut partirIn both cases, you want to emphasise who is being compelled here.The Subjunctive option is actually the most colloquial and common here, whereas the second option is very formal and quite antiquated.
I hope that's helpful!Bonne journée !
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