Could someone explain why "pleuve" is in the present tense here rather than the past?

Todd

Kwiziq community member

21 October 2018

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Could someone explain why "pleuve" is in the present tense here rather than the past?

This relates to:
Rentrer can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

22 October 2018

22/10/18

Hi Todd,

If you are referring to the sentence: "... avant qu'il ne pleuve."

'Pleuve' is a subjunctive present which has to follow 'avant que'.

Hope this helps!

Todd

Kwiziq community member

23 October 2018

23/10/18

Interesting. And that is the case even if the first part of the sentence is in the past? « Il est parti avant que... »

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