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RaymondC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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Qui fait les mots "à ce que" dans la phrase suivant: "Vous aurez pu le rejoindre d'ici à ce que je sorte du travail"?

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Raymond, 

Good question!

The expression 'd'ici' is normally followed by a noun ( see lesson below), however, when it is followed by another clause you have to add 'à ce que' -

On peut attendre longtemps d'ici à ce qu'il nous dise la vérité We can wait for a long time until he tells us the truth 

By + [point in time] = d'ici [moment] in French

Lots more examples of 'd'ici à ce que' on the following page -

https://www.linguee.fr/francais-anglais/traduction/d%27ici+%C3%A0+ce+que.html 

P.S. The expression will be followed by a subjunctive 

Hope this helps!

MelodyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Raymond, thank you for that question!  And, Céline for the answer.  I was just about to ask a related question, and found the answer here, given by Céline.  

I had noticed a while back that in this sentence "je sorte" is (in) the subjunctive, but I had no luck trying to figure out exactly what phrase triggered it.  I searched by all the possible keywords I could think of... here, at Lawless, in 501 Verbs w/o luck.  

Is this in a lesson I overlooked?  

Perhaps amend such questions with an explanation?  

I pay attention to the whole sentence not just the "fill in the blank" part, and guess that others do as well, especially at this level.  

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Melody,

Thank you for your kind comment.

You may find the following page and the lessons listed "with more detail on the mode subjonctif" useful.

Mode subjonctif

P.S   I am Cécile not Céline who is a colleague of mine

Bonne Continuation !

MelodyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

My apologies Cécile.  Better get my glasses checked!

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Qui fait les mots "à ce que" dans la phrase suivant: "Vous aurez pu le rejoindre d'ici à ce que je sorte du travail"?

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