Could someone explain why "pleuve" is in the present tense here rather than the past?

ToddC1Kwiziq community member

Could someone explain why "pleuve" is in the present tense here rather than the past?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Todd,

If you are referring to the sentence: "... avant qu'il ne pleuve."

'Pleuve' is a subjunctive present which has to follow 'avant que'.

Hope this helps!

ToddC1Kwiziq community member
Interesting. And that is the case even if the first part of the sentence is in the past? « Il est parti avant que... »
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Could someone explain why "pleuve" is in the present tense here rather than the past?

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