Using pour

Stephanie C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Using pour

So pour is only used to describe future intent? You can't use it to describe a habitual action? Like "Nous nous rejoignons pour une heure chaque semaine"?

Asked 3 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Stephanie,

Jim's answer is great to learn all the different usage of the word 'pour'! However, when expressing a duration with a future intent -> use 'pour' [duration] = for +[duration]

If you wish to express a habit, you will find that 'pendant' is the preposition to use: see examples with the verb 'courir' under '(pendant / durant) + [durée] = for/during + [duration]' from the lesson -> all habits

Le mardi, on parle au téléphone pendant des heures = On Tuesdays, we talk on the phone for hours

Chaque semaine, je vais à la gym pendant trois heures = Every week, I go to the gym for three hours

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Stephanie,

Future intent only?   No! I don't think so.

Have a look here:-

https://www.dictionnaire-academie.fr/article/A9P3767

Hope it helps.

Jim

Using pour

So pour is only used to describe future intent? You can't use it to describe a habitual action? Like "Nous nous rejoignons pour une heure chaque semaine"?

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