Is this a commonly used verb tense?

DanielleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Is this a commonly used verb tense?

Is this tense more commonly used in French than in English? I hardly ever speak like this in English and I find it to be a strange tense to learn since it doesn't seem likely that we learners will be reminiscing in French. That seems to be it's only use.

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Danielle, 

Le Futur Antérieur causes many problems as it is a little-used tense but it does exist in English too.

Here is the Kwiziq lesson on the theory -

Le Futur Antérieur

Also, you might want to do a couple of fill-in-the-blanks exercises to practice a situation where you might use it -

En attendant Aline (Le Futur Antérieur) 

Au retour du travail (Le Futur Antérieur)

Bonne Continuation !

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Danielle,

Perhaps so    -  but this is one of the eight indicatifs which form a standard conjugation table.   Maybe one could make the same comment about others within that group?

Bonne journée

Jim

Is this a commonly used verb tense?

Is this tense more commonly used in French than in English? I hardly ever speak like this in English and I find it to be a strange tense to learn since it doesn't seem likely that we learners will be reminiscing in French. That seems to be it's only use.

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