The meanings of present participle
when I use "present participle" İn the begining of the sentences, does it mean "Because and after?1-En me réveillant à 6h, j’ai fini avant midi.=Because I woke up at 6 am, I finished before noon.2-En me réveillant à 6h,Je suis allé à l'école= After I got up at 6 am,I went to School?Please help :)
‘En + -ant’ is called the gerund, which uses the present participle ‘-ant’. Keep in mind that this is a notion introduced at B1 level. So it will be a bit tricky for now.
- Gerund: simultaneity of 2 actions – while / as -ing
J’ai fait le ménage en écoutant la musique = I did the housework while listening to music
Je suis tombé du lit en me réveillant ce matin = I fell of the bed whilst I woke up this morning
- Gerund – cause / effect (because of ..., the following happened)
En disant ce mensonge, elle t’a trahie = by telling you this lie, she betrayed you
→ cause = telling a lie - effect = betrayal
En te disant la vérité, je me suis senti mieux = by telling you the truth, I felt better.
→ cause = telling the truth - effect = feeling better
Here is a link on Gerund and Present Participle
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
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