Après m'être réveillée, je suis grognonne. C'est correct?

EmilyA2Kwiziq community member

Après m'être réveillée, je suis grognonne. C'est correct?

Is this grammatically correct for "After waking up, I'm grumpy."? 

p.s. this is a one-off event, not a recurring event. 


Asked 10 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Emily,

Thank you for your question. In French, we say “je suis grognon” for a man or a woman because “grognon” is invariable. 

It should translated as:

“Après m’être réveillé(e), je me suis senti(e) grognon”

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

EmilyA2Kwiziq community member

Merci Céline! What if I'm trying to express something that reoccurs as in "I'm always grumpy after waking up"? What tense should I use then? 

CélineKwiziq team member

 Bonjour Emily,

As it is expressing a habit, something that happens regularly, you will use Le Présent de l’Indicatif.

Have a look at this link: le-present-usage-where-present-tense-is-used-in-english-current-actions-habits-situations

In this instance, it would be "Après mon réveil, je me sens toujours grognon".

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

Après m'être réveillée, je suis grognonne. C'est correct?

Is this grammatically correct for "After waking up, I'm grumpy."? 

p.s. this is a one-off event, not a recurring event. 


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