question of proper tense

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Ann

Kwiziq community member

12 August 2017

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question of proper tense

For translating: When she wins the race, she'll be happy, I used aura gagné because it happens first. But the correct answer was Quand elle gagnera. I figured they were trying to trick me with the "When she wins". Wouldn't it be correct to use the future perfect?

Ron

Kwiziq community member

12 August 2017

12/08/17

Bonjour Ann, Here is a link from another of Laura's sites that addresses this grammar point. https://www.thoughtco.com/french-future-perfect-1368852 Bonne chance, à bientôt

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

23 August 2017

23/08/17

Bonjour Ann !

Here Le Futur Antérieur would be the equivalent of "When she's won the race", whereas "when she wins the race" expresses a simlutaneity of action, hence the use of Le Futur here.

Here is a link to our related lesson:
https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/using-le-futur-anterieur-after-quand-lorsque-apres-que-une-fois-que-to-express-when-after-ive-done-in-sentences-in-future-tense

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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