Is "après qu'il s'est rasé" an acceptable phrase?

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Ian

Kwiziq community member

26 July 2018

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Is "après qu'il s'est rasé" an acceptable phrase?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Après être allé = After going (auxiliary être)"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

26 July 2018

26/07/18

Hi Ian, yes, that sounds correct to me. -- Chris (not a native speaker).

Ian

Kwiziq community member

26 July 2018

26/07/18

Thanks Chris!

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

28 July 2018

28/07/18

Hi Ian,

Yes it is...

e.g.

Après qu'il s'est rasé , nous sommes sortis.

Après qu'il se sera rasé, nous sortirons.

Après que should be followed by an Indicative tense, although you will hear French people using a subjunctive in everyday language probably because 'Avant que' is followed by the subjunctive.

But the Académie Française is quite adamant that this is a mistake (often made by authors) but tolerated 'en langage courant'..

Hope this helps!

 

Ian

Kwiziq community member

28 July 2018

28/07/18

Thanks Cécile.

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