Au cas où

The Subjunctivisor!

Does au cas où require the subjunctive?

No, au cas où does not take the subjunctive:

Par exemple…

J’amènerai un pull au cas où il ferait froid.
I’ll bring a sweater in case it’s cold.

Au cas où is always followed by the conditional (as is dans le cas où).

Lesson: Au cas où

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2 Responses

  1. Chris 20 May 2017 / 16:57

    The example “J’apporte un pull, au cas où” given above, should it not be ” J’emporte un pull?” The sweater is inanimate and it is staying with me.

    • lkl 21 May 2017 / 16:52

      Technically yes, you’re right. But in reality, the French tend to use amener in place of apporter, emmener, and emporter.