Quand + Futur Antérieur

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Quand + Futur Antérieur

"...vous pourrez programmer votre combinaison personnelle quand vous arriverez ici." (recommended answer)

"...vous pourrez programmer votre combinaison personnelle quand vous serez arrivés ici." (marked incorrect)


While I do realize that the construction is covered at a higher level than this writing exercise, I was curious if the second sentence is grammatically or situationally incorrect? Or maybe just not preferred?


Merci!



Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi James, 

The difference is slight in French as in English -

when you get here quand vous arriverez ici

when you've got here = quand vous serez arrivés ici

Bonne Continuation !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The future perfect tense is used when stressing the sequence of events in the future. In this example, the sequence of actions is clear and no additional emphasis is put on their sequence.

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Quand + Futur Antérieur

"...vous pourrez programmer votre combinaison personnelle quand vous arriverez ici." (recommended answer)

"...vous pourrez programmer votre combinaison personnelle quand vous serez arrivés ici." (marked incorrect)


While I do realize that the construction is covered at a higher level than this writing exercise, I was curious if the second sentence is grammatically or situationally incorrect? Or maybe just not preferred?


Merci!



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