Past perfect: sequential events


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28 August 2017

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Past perfect: sequential events

Hi, I have a question about he following sentence in the lesson: "Après qu'elle lui avait avoué ce qu'elle ressentait, elle avait rougi." Seems logical to me that she would have blushed AFTER she confessed her feelings, hence "elle a rougi" makes more sense, no? Would appreciate your thoughts, thanks in advance!

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate regular -er, -ir, -dre verbs (+ avoir) in Le Plus-que-parfait (pluperfect tense)"


Kwiziq community member

29 August 2017


Bonjour Andrew, I think that your phrase «elle a rougi» is appropriate with usage of le Plus-que-Parfait in the après qu'elle lui avait avoué. . . (see the lesson below in the link). Après que + L'Indicatif = After + verb However, because this lesson was about le Plus-que-parfait singularly, I can see the reasoning for both verbs being in le PQP in the example given in the lesson. Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français.

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