Verb tense question

TomC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Verb tense question

In the last sentence, why is the verb form used, nous ne serons pas pris, instead of, nous ne prendrons pas. I'm not sure what this verb tense is.

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tom, 

The expression in the text is -

ne pas être pris au dépourvu not to be caught off-guard 

It is a passive voice as Chris says and the tense is the future.

Here is a page that I found on the conjugation which might interest you -

http://conjugation.sensagent.com/fr/%C3%AAtre_pris_au_d%C3%A9pourvu

Bonne continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Nous ne serons pas pris is future simple passive voice: we will no be caught.
Nous ne prendrons pas is future simple active voice: we will not catch.

Verb tense question

In the last sentence, why is the verb form used, nous ne serons pas pris, instead of, nous ne prendrons pas. I'm not sure what this verb tense is.

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