https://www.duolingo.com/Mike_Lakelly88

"Since he has become tall, he is strong."

March 24, 2013

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Joel-Iowan

'Since he has become'... isnt devient the more direct translation to becoming something? Why MUST I use 'est'.

March 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Shezmula

Yes!! Why!!??

May 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/saycats

Why "il est" for "he has become?" Is there no differentiation between "he is (and always has been) tall" and "he has become tall (but wasn't always tall)"?

May 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nikkijala

why can't I say: depuis que il est grand... (without the contraction)? It is still grammatically correct no??

May 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/shriramk

I believe the contractions are required in French. They are not optional, as they are in English.

May 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/shrkky

The contraction is necessary because "il" starts with a vowel.

June 2, 2013
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