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Je fais le lit après que tu t'es levé

Mark D.C1Kwiziq community member

Je fais le lit après que tu t'es levé

Je fais le lit après que tu t'es levé. I'm making the bed after you've got [US: gotten] up.

 

I'm a bit confused by the meaning of this sentence (the temporality). If it refers to a one time thing (not a habit) then is it referring to future actions ? i.e. is it an equivalent of "I will make the bed once you have gotten up ?"  Or does it mean that I am right now doing the bed but I have started some time in the past after you have already gotten out of bed ?

 

 

Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Mark,

Here, it cannot refer to a future action with Le Passé Composé in the subordinate clause ("après que tu t'es levé") and Le Présent in the main clause (which, here, refers to a "fact").

If you wish to express a clear future intention, both verbs should eb conjugated in Le Futur:

 

Je ferai le lit après que tu te lèveras.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Je fais le lit après que tu t'es levé

Je fais le lit après que tu t'es levé. I'm making the bed after you've got [US: gotten] up.

 

I'm a bit confused by the meaning of this sentence (the temporality). If it refers to a one time thing (not a habit) then is it referring to future actions ? i.e. is it an equivalent of "I will make the bed once you have gotten up ?"  Or does it mean that I am right now doing the bed but I have started some time in the past after you have already gotten out of bed ?

 

 

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