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

IanC1

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

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect 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!

 

Hi Ian, yes, that sounds correct to me. -- Chris (not a native speaker).
IanC1
Thanks Chris!
IanC1
Thanks Cécile.

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