Why don't we use the future perfect instead?

Answered! Jump to accepted answer.


Kwiziq community member

5 December 2016

3 replies

Why don't we use the future perfect instead?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using Le Futur after "quand" and "pendant que" instead of Le Présent"


Kwiziq language super star

6 December 2016


Bonjour Kenneth ! These are cases where the two actions in the sentence happen simultaneously: When I'm old, I'll have a house. = "Quand je *serai* vieux, j'*aurai* une maison." When one of the action happens before the other one but they are both in the future, you will indeed use the future perfect, or Futur Antérieur: When I've finished my work, I'll have a nap. = "Quand j'*aurai fini* mon travail, je *ferai* une sieste." Have a look at our related lesson: https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/using-le-futur-anterieur-after-quand-lorsque-apres-que-une-fois-que-to-express-when-after-ive-done-in-sentences-in-future-tense I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !


Kwiziq community member

27 June 2018


Superb! My understanding now is that, this rule of using Le Futur in both parts of the sentence, including after quand also applies to after pendant que (while) in cases where the two actions in the sentence happen simultaneously.

Does this rule and scenario happen after apres que, lorsque, and une fois que? Or these must properly be followed ONLY by Le Futur Anterieur?

Your answer

Login to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Think you've got all the answers?

Test your French to the CEFR standard

find your French level »
I'll be right with you...