Shouldn't appeller be in the future tense?

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eric

Kwiziq community member

6 July 2018

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Shouldn't appeller be in the future tense?

Surely "I'll call you before leaving." requires appeller to be in the future tense as the sentence means, "I will call you before leaving". I hope you can help, thanks.

This relates to:
Conjugate verbs (+ être) in Le Plus-que-parfait (pluperfect tense) -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

7 July 2018

7/07/18

Hi Eric,

Indeed "I'll call you before leaving" would be "Je t'appellerai avant de partir" but I can' find the context in that lesson , would you be able to clarify it for me?

eric

Kwiziq community member

7 July 2018

7/07/18

Hi Cecile,

Je t'appelle ________ . I'll call you before leaving.HINT: Use "partir"Je t'appelle ________ . I'll call you before leaving.HINT: Use "partir"

eric

Kwiziq community member

7 July 2018

7/07/18

Hi again Cecile,

Sorry half of my reply is missing. The above refers to question 10 of a B2 focus quiz I did on the 5th. of July. I was marked as wrong for using the future tense.

Hope this helps,

Eric

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

8 July 2018

8/07/18

Hi Eric,

I don't have access to the quizzes but if you use the 'Report  It' button in your Corrrection Board it links directly to the specific quiz and reporting your query that way makes it easier for Aurélie to answer you.

She is on leave at the moment but I am sure she will answer when she returns.

Sometimes we use the present tense instead of the future when things are imminent so I suspect this is the case here.

So you can say both..."Je t'appelle avant de partir" (meaning pretty soon) et  "Je t'appellerai avant de partir" (a bit further away in time .)

Hope this helps!

eric

Kwiziq community member

8 July 2018

8/07/18

Hello Cécile,

thanks for your help,

Eric

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