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Que

How do you use que in sentences? I get confused because I see sentences( can’t think of one) that use que out of nowhere. I remember that it’s used in clauses but how do you tell when there’s a clause?

March 20, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Swisidniak

Que has many different uses and is a supporting word in a sentence often used for clarification or emphasis. Often used as "what"

This site will help

https://www.thoughtco.com/different-uses-of-que-1368934

A clause is simply a thought that contains both a noun and a verb.

A sentence can be made up of one clause

"He is eating a sandwich", Eat(v) + Sandwich(n)

or multiple related clauses

"I like learning languages / so / I signed up for Duolingo"

Learning (v) + Languages(n) / Sign up(v) + Duolingo(n)

March 20, 2018

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So if I said he read while I wrote it would be il lisait QUE j’écravais

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ripcurlgirl

No. For "while" in this sentence you would need "pendant que" or "tandis que".

"que" generally translates to "that" and is generally left out of English sentences:

"The woman I saw was very beautiful."
"La femme que j'ai vue était très belle."

"I think you're right."
"Je pense que tu as raison."

March 21, 2018

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Merci!!!

March 21, 2018
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