Hi, help with quand v lorsque

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Jean

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28 October 2017

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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.

This relates to:
Quand, lorsque, après que, une fois que + Le Futur Antérieur = 'when, after I've done in the future -

Megan

Kwiziq community member

28 October 2017

28/10/17

I believe you are correct. I have only ever known those two words to be interchangeable.

Jean

Kwiziq community member

28 October 2017

28/10/17

Many thanks Megan. Can anyone else confirm this?

Rans

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19 June 2018

19/06/18

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)

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