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Cannot Use conjugated Verb

John

Kwiziq community member

6 September 2017

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Cannot Use conjugated Verb

Since we can't use a conjugated verb after la veille or le lendeman, how do we say "the day before everything burned, the police was on their heel"? Do we have to say la veille que tout était brulé or le jour précédant tout brulé?

This relates to:
When to use "demain"/"hier" vs "le lendemain"/"la veille" vs "le jour suivant"/"le jour précédent" -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

7 September 2017

7/09/17

Bonjour John,
»la veille, tout brûlé, la police était à leur talon« would be a good phrasing.
Bonne chance

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

8 September 2017

8/09/17

Bonjour John,

I wouldn't use la veille here; I'd say Je jour avant que tout n'ait brûlé ...

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