The passé composé or the plus- que- parfait depends on same subject or different subject .

NarelleC1Kwiziq community member

The passé composé or the plus- que- parfait depends on same subject or different subject .

Après qu'il est rentré chez lui, il s'est couché. MAIS Après que son ami était parti, il s'est couché. [His friend had left when he went to bed.]
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AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Narelle ! No, here the difference is linked to how much time passed in-between the two actions, and both are correct both ways. "Après qu'il est rentré chez lui, il s'est couché." -> here we used Passé Composé in both clauses, so the two actions seem to have happened quite close to each other. but "Après que son ami était parti, il s'est couché." -> here the Plus-que-Parfait action *had* happened clearly before the second one did, emphasising the gap in-between. I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

The passé composé or the plus- que- parfait depends on same subject or different subject .

Après qu'il est rentré chez lui, il s'est couché. MAIS Après que son ami était parti, il s'est couché. [His friend had left when he went to bed.]

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