Il pense avoir fini ce rapport etc

JenniferC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Il pense avoir fini ce rapport etc

he thinks he will have finished.  Is there a lesson this construction?
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

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).

JenniferC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Thank you

Il pense avoir fini ce rapport etc

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

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