question of proper tense

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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?


Kwiziq community member

12 August 2017


Bonjour Ann, Here is a link from another of Laura's sites that addresses this grammar point. Bonne chance, à bientôt


Kwiziq language super star

23 August 2017


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:

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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