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Classera or Classa ?

PaulC1Kwiziq community member

Classera or Classa ?

<< Mais en 1969, André Malraux le classera enfin au titre des monuments historiques >>

 I'm interested in the use of the future tense for classer here.  I can't find any rule about it anywhere.

Clearly this event took place in the past. Is this a mistake ? Shouldn't this have been in the passé simple to give it a literary/formal feeling ?  i.e. classa

<< Mais en 1969, André Malraux le classa enfin au titre des monuments historiques >>

Any thoughts welcome.  Thanks,  Paul.

Asked 1 year ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It's the historical future. There's a good explanation here:  

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/historical-tenses/

Classera or Classa ?

<< Mais en 1969, André Malraux le classera enfin au titre des monuments historiques >>

 I'm interested in the use of the future tense for classer here.  I can't find any rule about it anywhere.

Clearly this event took place in the past. Is this a mistake ? Shouldn't this have been in the passé simple to give it a literary/formal feeling ?  i.e. classa

<< Mais en 1969, André Malraux le classa enfin au titre des monuments historiques >>

Any thoughts welcome.  Thanks,  Paul.

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