Alternative phrasings

BrianC1Kwiziq community member

Alternative phrasings

Just to confuse things some more, there are several possible alternative English translations in addition to the one given here:

Je fais le lit après que tu t'es levé.I'm making the bed after you've got [US: gotten] up.
The French can also be translated as:I'll make the bed after you get up.I'll make the bed after you've gotten up.I'll make the bed after you're up.

Asked 7 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Brian,

In this context (je fais le lit ...), you cannot use the future tense in English.

You could say:

Je ferai le lit après que tu te seras levé = I will make the bed after you get up.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Alternative phrasings

Just to confuse things some more, there are several possible alternative English translations in addition to the one given here:

Je fais le lit après que tu t'es levé.I'm making the bed after you've got [US: gotten] up.
The French can also be translated as:I'll make the bed after you get up.I'll make the bed after you've gotten up.I'll make the bed after you're up.

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