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Kwiziq community member
20 September 2018
in the test, the example was 'When she wins, she will be happy.' i used the Future Perfect quand elle aura gagné, , Why is this wrong? Winning first!
This question relates to:French lesson "Using Le Futur after "quand" and "pendant que" instead of Le Présent"
Kwiziq language super star
21 September 2018
Bonjour Rosemary !
I understand your reasoning, and it makes sense, however, there is a nuance there in both English and French:
- When she wins, she will be happy. -> both actions are seen as simultaneous here
Quand elle gagnera, elle sera heureuse.
- When she's won, she'll be happy. -> here the action of winning precedes the happiness
Quand elle aura gagné, elle sera heureuse.
I hope that's helpful!Bonne journée !
27 October 2018
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