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# Futur vs Futur Anterior after Quand

JamesC1Kwiziq community member

# Futur vs Futur Anterior after Quand

For the two  questions below I answered them both in he future anterior. What is the difference between these?  Why aren't both of them in the future anterior?
Quand tu ________ d'avis, tu m'appelleras.When you change your mind, you'll call me. Answer - changeras (future)
________ une décision, vous serez les premiers au courant.When I've made a decision, you'll be the first to know.Answer - Quand j'aurai pris (future anterior)
Thanks, James
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi James,

Very tricky!

I think the key is whether the action after "quand" will or will not be, complete before the following part of the total sentence.

If, after quand; it will be complete; then future, if not then future anterior.

When I am (future) old (complete) then something will happen (future)

Otherwise: When I will have become old (future anterior) then something following will have happened (future anterior)

Does my offer make sense to you?

Hope it helps.

Jim

JamesC1Kwiziq community member

Thanks for your answer Jim. Although with that rational I'm still struggling to differentiate between the two scenarios.

When you change your mind (so the action would be complete after changing their mind)

When I've made a decision (again, the action would be complete after the quand)

So I'm still struggling to grasp this.

Thanks, James

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi James,

I suspect that Cécile will come in on this during next week, then we will both benefit.

Bonne continuation.

Jim

JamesC1Kwiziq community member

Salut encore, can anyone else help out with this? I'm still struggling to grasp the nuance between them. Thanks, James

# Futur vs Futur Anterior after Quand

For the two  questions below I answered them both in he future anterior. What is the difference between these?  Why aren't both of them in the future anterior?
Quand tu ________ d'avis, tu m'appelleras.When you change your mind, you'll call me. Answer - changeras (future)
________ une décision, vous serez les premiers au courant.When I've made a decision, you'll be the first to know.Answer - Quand j'aurai pris (future anterior)
Thanks, James

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