Why prèsent is used after pendant que Why not futur

Sumesh C1Kwiziq community member

Why prèsent is used after pendant que Why not futur

Why prèsent is used after pendant que why not futur as per lesson we should use futur after pendant que and quand

Asked 4 days ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sumesh,

The sentence is -

"Nous vous demandons maintenant quelques minutes d'attention pendant que les hôtesses présentent les consignes de sécurité..."

As the two actions are almost simultaneous in the present there is no need for the future here just as in English.

You can also have a case using 'quand' when it will be followed by a present tense :

 Ça m'agace quand tu fais ça! It gets on my nerves when you do this!

The situation is in the present and not in the future.

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It would be great to see the specific sentence in question because I didn't do the dictation and have really no context to answer your question.

Why prèsent is used after pendant que Why not futur

Why prèsent is used after pendant que why not futur as per lesson we should use futur after pendant que and quand

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