"For lying" and "for having lied"?

Johnny

Kwiziq community member

12 April 2017

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"For lying" and "for having lied"?

I guess this is more of an English question. What is the difference between "for lying" and "for having lied"?

This relates to:
Pour avoir fait = Cause for doing (simple expression) -

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

13 April 2017

13/04/17

In this context the two forms can be used interchangeably in English without changing the sense in most cases, but you can't use use the gerund form (for +-ing) the same way in in this sort of sentence in French. Does that answer your question?

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