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

March 24, 2013


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

March 29, 2013

Yes!! Why!!??

May 24, 2013

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

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

May 27, 2013

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

May 27, 2013

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

June 2, 2013
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