Après que + l'indicatif

William C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Après que + l'indicatif

Just a thought. After “ Après que“, you use an indicative tense. Since the 1st, 2nd and 3rd person singular for “réussir“ is the same for both the present tense and the simple past tense. These two tenses are both indicative tenses, one present tense and the other past tense. Could “J'étais soulagée après que tu réussis ton exam“ also be considered a correct answer in this example?
Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi William ,

It would be -

"J'étais soulagé après que tu as réussi (eu) ton examen"

RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour William, Here is a simple translation of the phrase in question: I was relieved after you pass your test. As can be seen in the translation, the sense of the phrase has changed completely. Alors, en ce qui concerne la verbe réussir la conjugaison est comme ce qui suit: je réussis tu réussis il réussit Parce que ils ne sont pas la même, ce qui suit est plus exact: J’ai été soulagé après que le succès que tu avais sur ton examen. J'imagine que Aurèlie ou Laura aient une réponse qui serait différent. J'espère que cela vous aidera. Bonne chance ! Ron
ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour Madame !

What is the difference between the two sentences -

J'étais soulagé après que tu avais réussi (eu) ton examen.

J'étais soulagé après que tu as réussi (eu) ton examen.

The lesson states that “Après que + .......” can be followed either by Le Passé Composé or Le Plus-que-Parfait. (The more-than-perfect tense !!)

The kwiz answer matches the one suggested by you, Madame (Passé Composé) ,however can the Past Perfect be an alternative?

Après que + l'indicatif

Just a thought. After “ Après que“, you use an indicative tense. Since the 1st, 2nd and 3rd person singular for “réussir“ is the same for both the present tense and the simple past tense. These two tenses are both indicative tenses, one present tense and the other past tense. Could “J'étais soulagée après que tu réussis ton exam“ also be considered a correct answer in this example?

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