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present, or futur simple ?

Andrew T.C1Kwiziq community member

present, or futur simple ?

Does the use of this phrase (When something has happened, something else will) automatically make the "something else" far enough in the future to use futur simple rather than present tense ? Certainly some of the examples here would likely be fairly soon in the future, but they all use futur simple !

Asked 9 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Andrew,

In French you always use Le Futur Simple here (for the "something else-action") as both actions are anchored in the future. The "when"-action (1) will happen before the "something else-action" (2) in the future. 

Take a look here: When to use Futur Simple and Futur Antérieur?

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

 

present, or futur simple ?

Does the use of this phrase (When something has happened, something else will) automatically make the "something else" far enough in the future to use futur simple rather than present tense ? Certainly some of the examples here would likely be fairly soon in the future, but they all use futur simple !

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