Le grand nettoyage de printemps

Take part in the big spring cleaning with this audio article. Scroll down for the transcript in our bilingual reader: click any French phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.

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MarkB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Après nous être levés.

Après nous être levés... ? I see the construction après être but why here? It looks active.. something they did, rather than a passive situation so why not passé composé? Would that be wrong or a valid alternative?.. or would it have to be après nous nous sommes levés?.. think I am beginning to get the message...

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CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Marc,

Here are two links on this topic:

apres-être-allé

apres-avoir-fait

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Après nous être levés.

Après nous être levés... ? I see the construction après être but why here? It looks active.. something they did, rather than a passive situation so why not passé composé? Would that be wrong or a valid alternative?.. or would it have to be après nous nous sommes levés?.. think I am beginning to get the message...

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