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Y a-t-il des différences entre

C'est un crime d'agir ainsi.

et

C'est un crime que d'agir ainsi.

?

  • 2
    In short, the addition of "que" is optional here and arguably a bit on the formal side. – Con-gras-tue-les-chiens Jul 30 '18 at 23:25
  • Je crois que ce que est un simple explétif : il ne prend part ni à la grammaire, ni au sens de la phrase. – mcadorel Jul 31 '18 at 8:07
  • This has already been asked here although ΥΣΕΡ26328's correct answer hasn't been accepted by @con-gras-tue-les-chiens. – jlliagre Jul 31 '18 at 9:26
  • Thanks for the comments. Very helpful. @jlliagre thanks also for the link. – Dimitris Jul 31 '18 at 9:46
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Yes, the first is more contemporary, the second more formal, even stilted

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