Pour + infin + pp only is in past tense??

Elaine

Kwiziq community member

25 January 2018

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Pour + infin + pp only is in past tense??

From reading the explanation above it explains that you can only use pour + infinitive and pp when the action is in the past or have I misunderstood? In the example given it says : Tu auras une médaille pour avoir sauvé ce pauvre chat. You'll get a medal for saving that poor cat. Would it not be for having saved that poor cat?? Thanks in advance!

This relates to:
Pour avoir fait = Cause for doing (simple expression) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

26 January 2018

26/01/18

I agree that "...for having savid the cat" is the better translation.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 January 2018

29/01/18

Bonjour Elaine !

I agree with you, but I'd noticed that in English you will sometimes use "for saving" when referring to past actions, in a way that you cannot in French, as mentioned in the lesson.
But I'm all for being grammatically accurate :)
The example has now been fixed.

Merci et à bientôt !

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