peut-etre qu'ils

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peut-etre qu'ils

In this exercise, we see "Peut-etre qu'ils".  Why do we need "que"?  Why not just "Peut-etre ils"?

Asked 2 years ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Peut-être que is a conjunction and is followed by a clause. It can be used at the beginning of a sentence. Peut-être on its own is an adverb and has to be linked to a verb, or placed at the end of a sentence. 

Peut-être qu'ils connaîtront...

Ils connaîtront peut-être ....

Ils connaîtront ... , peut-être.

 

For a more comprehensive (and perhaps more precise) answer, see:

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/expressions/peut-etre/

 

peut-etre qu'ils

In this exercise, we see "Peut-etre qu'ils".  Why do we need "que"?  Why not just "Peut-etre ils"?

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