Is "après qu'il s'est rasé" an acceptable phrase?

IanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Is "après qu'il s'est rasé" an acceptable phrase?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ian,

Yes it is...

e.g.

Après qu'il s'est rasé , nous sommes sortis.

Après qu'il se sera rasé, nous sortirons.

Après que should be followed by an Indicative tense, although you will hear French people using a subjunctive in everyday language probably because 'Avant que' is followed by the subjunctive.

But the Académie Française is quite adamant that this is a mistake (often made by authors) but tolerated 'en langage courant'..

Hope this helps!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Hi Ian, yes, that sounds correct to me. -- Chris (not a native speaker).
IanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Thanks Chris!
IanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Thanks Cécile.

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