Le futur simple - "You've had" vs. "You had"

MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Le futur simple - "You've had" vs. "You had"

Bonjour tout le monde,

Dans ce quiz:

1. ''Vous eûtes un petit frère.'' means:

a. You had a little brother.

b. You've had a little brother.

c. You will have a little brother.

d. You have a little brother.

2.     ''Les amants eurent le temps de se cacher avant qu'il n'arrive.'''means:

a. The lovers had time to hide before he came.

b. The lovers took the time to hide before he came.

c. The lovers had had time to hide before he came.

d. The lovers were tempted to hide before he came.

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Pour le premier, j'ai choisi 1a, mais kwiziq a dit que la réponse 1b ("You've") est exacte. Pourquoi  ? En anglais, "you've had" veut dire "you have had", à peu près un temps parfait. Est-ce-qu'il aurait du que la correcte réponse soit 1a: "You had a little brother" ?

Mike

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Vous eûtes un petit frère. -- You had a little brother.

I think that you're perfectly correct in pointing out that "You've had a little brother" would not be translated using passé simple, most probably it would require the imparfait.

P.S.: You mentioned "futur simple" in your question but that must be a typo, right?

Le futur simple - "You've had" vs. "You had"

Bonjour tout le monde,

Dans ce quiz:

1. ''Vous eûtes un petit frère.'' means:

a. You had a little brother.

b. You've had a little brother.

c. You will have a little brother.

d. You have a little brother.

2.     ''Les amants eurent le temps de se cacher avant qu'il n'arrive.'''means:

a. The lovers had time to hide before he came.

b. The lovers took the time to hide before he came.

c. The lovers had had time to hide before he came.

d. The lovers were tempted to hide before he came.

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Pour le premier, j'ai choisi 1a, mais kwiziq a dit que la réponse 1b ("You've") est exacte. Pourquoi  ? En anglais, "you've had" veut dire "you have had", à peu près un temps parfait. Est-ce-qu'il aurait du que la correcte réponse soit 1a: "You had a little brother" ?

Mike

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