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!

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Rosemary

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20 September 2018

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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 relates to:
Using Le Futur after "quand" and "pendant que" instead of Le Présent -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

21 September 2018

21/09/18

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 !

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