I am wondering if you have to put 'pour' before all verbs when they are infinitive.

I know that this sentence is correct: Ex. "Il a pris un taxi pour aller à l'aéroport."

I don't know if this one is correct: Ex. "Il ne veut pas rater son vol."

Does there need to be 'pour' before 'rater'? I am thinking that you only need 'pour' before verbs like 'aller'. Let me know!

November 10, 2017


"Il ne veut pas rater son vol" est correct.

There are thousands of cases where we do not use "pour" before an infinitive verb.

Partir c'est mourir un peu. Rien ne sert de courir, il faut partir à point. Courir, sauter et lancer sont les bases du sport. Vivre d'amour et d'eau fraîche. Elle veut aller au bal. Si tu veux grandir, tu dois manger ta soupe.

Merci beaucoup, pierre!

Le mot "pour" signifie souvent un moyen d'arriver à faire quelque chose, un objectif.

This takes some time to learn. There are verbs that have nothing between them and the infinitive, verbs that take à after them and before the infinitive, verbs that take de after them and before the infinitive, verbs that take pour, pour que, and other situations. Your teacher could give you a list of common verbs that take à or de after them, and common verbs that take nothing. Those lessons are presented in 1st year or 2nd year.

bon chance, théo

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