Il pense avoir fini ce rapport etc

Jennifer

Kwiziq community member

1 June 2018

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Il pense avoir fini ce rapport etc

he thinks he will have finished.  Is there a lesson this construction?

This question relates to:
French lesson "By + [point in time] = d'ici ..."

Chris

Kwiziq community member

4 June 2018

4/06/18

Hi Jennifer,

the construction is actually very simple and parallels one in English:

Il pense avoir fini ce rapport. -- He thinks to have finished that report. (a bit stilted, admittedly).

penser quelque chose -- to think something. And "something" can also be an infinitive group such as "avoir fini".

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Jennifer

Kwiziq community member

6 June 2018

6/06/18

Thank you

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