Avoir v Être

WilliamC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Avoir v Être

the lesson says: To express after + -ing / after having + past participle in French, you use the same following structure:

après + Infinitif passé (= infinitive of auxiliary (être or avoir) + past participle

ATTENTION:
Use the same auxiliary as in compound tenses like Le Passé Composé. 

But all the examples are using avoir. Could you expand a little about using être in this situation? Thanks!

Asked 1 month ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There is a full lesson on the same construct using «être». The title is not the best - it is not at all restricted to 'going' !

Après être allé = After going (auxiliary être)

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Just for reference and to supplement Maarten's reply:

Après être venue très tard, elle n'est pas restée longtemps non plus.

The past inifinitive with être parallels the one constructed with avoir.

Avoir v Être

the lesson says: To express after + -ing / after having + past participle in French, you use the same following structure:

après + Infinitif passé (= infinitive of auxiliary (être or avoir) + past participle

ATTENTION:
Use the same auxiliary as in compound tenses like Le Passé Composé. 

But all the examples are using avoir. Could you expand a little about using être in this situation? Thanks!

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