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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike_Lakelly88

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

March 24, 2013

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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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)"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nikkijala

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shriramk

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shrkky

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

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