What is the meaning of:

Quelle place pour l'innovation dans votre entreprise?

Quelle is What or Which, but in this context it seems it means something different like:

Is there place for innovation in our company?

So, Quelle = is there?


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You are quite right: quel(s)/quelle(s) is "what or which". But it cannot replace the verb and it does not mean "is there".

The sentence you quote:

Quelle place pour l'innovation dans votre entreprise ?

is a question with no verb. If complete the question would read:

  • Quelle est la place de l'innovation dans votre entreprise ?

  • Quelle place tient l'innovation dans votre entreprise ?

The structure quel(le) + noun + pour is used in questions and most usually found in headlines. Here are a few examples:

Quel avenir pour la recherche européenne ? (France culture)

Quelle suite pour la lutte contre l'urgence climatique ? (Heidi.news)

Plan France 2030 : quel rôle pour les collectivités ? (La Tribune)

Quel sort pour la dette Covid ? (Challenges)

  • Thanks for your help. Nov 19, 2021 at 8:26

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