Hi, help with quand v lorsque

JeanC1Kwiziq community member

Hi, help with quand v lorsque

Can you please help? I have just had « Je rentrerai lorsque il sera parti » marked as incorrect. The correct answer being « Je rentrerai quand il sera parti ». I had thought that quand and lorsque were interchangeable in this sense. Would appreciate some help.
Asked 2 years ago
RansC1Kwiziq community memberCorrect answer

In this instance, quand and lorsque will both be correct. However, I think lorsque + il requires an obligatory elison to lorsqu'il and makes it slightly less accurate.

Rans (non-native learner)

MeganC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
I believe you are correct. I have only ever known those two words to be interchangeable.
JeanC1Kwiziq community member
Many thanks Megan. Can anyone else confirm this?

Hi, help with quand v lorsque

Can you please help? I have just had « Je rentrerai lorsque il sera parti » marked as incorrect. The correct answer being « Je rentrerai quand il sera parti ». I had thought that quand and lorsque were interchangeable in this sense. Would appreciate some help.

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