In the example ¨Après s'être rasé la tête, Carl se sentit mieux.¨ is ¨sentit¨ the passé simple of sentir and, if so, why ?

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Chris

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5 June 2018

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In the example ¨Après s'être rasé la tête, Carl se sentit mieux.¨ is ¨sentit¨ the passé simple of sentir and, if so, why ?

This relates to:
Après être allé = After going (auxiliary être) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

6 June 2018

6/06/18

Hi Chris,

yes, that's the passé simple. It is used in a more literary context where otherwise you would use passé composé. 

-- Chris (not a native speaker). 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

8 June 2018

8/06/18

Hi Chris,

The example is probably taken from a novel and the passé simple is a narrative past tense.

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