Why isn't "après le cours" acceptable? It doesn't specify if it's after one class or after all the classes
It is possible but not (yet) on the list of acceptable translations.
------- to say nothing of "la classe " or "les classes " ? . . .
la classe is accepted now, 9 April 2021
"le cours" still not accepted August 2021
Is "après le cours" really correct? Shouldn't it be "après la classe" in the singular?
Indeed there's a fixed phrase "après la classe" which means "after the school day". Nowadays, younger generations rather say "après les cours" in the plural.
Pourquoi pas "Il passait toujours POUR me voir après les cours."?
"Passer" does not need a preposition before an infinitive.
------- doesn't need, but can it BE there ? . . .
Yes, when the sentence is wordy and "passer" is far away from the infinitive.
Hello Sitesurf, I agree with you but how about if it was to see someone else apart from the speaker? "Il passait toujours POUR voir Sitesurf..." It sounds wierd without the "POUR".
You can say that without "pour". "Il passait voir Ben" and "Il passait pour voir Ben" are common.
Other verbs of movement work the same way: Il allait voir, Il venait voir, Il montait voir, Il descendait voir...
Il passait me voir toujours après les cours
Marked wrong for placement of "toujours", but isn't my response possible
I had the same problem. Does anyone know why, please?
"Toujours" modifies "passait", so it should be placed just after: Il passait toujours me voir après les cours.
Hi @sitesurf , can "passait" write as "est passé" = Il est passé toujours me voir après les cours ?
"Used to stop by" describes a habit of his. The tense for past habits is the imperfect: Il passait
"He used to stop by to always see me …" doesn't make sense. He couldn't "always see you/her/him" each time that he stopped by.
Can I look back to the previous exercise? I believe "stop by" was translated there as "se passer".
Doesn't après les cours mean after school rather than after just one class?
"… after class" does not mean after just one class.
le cours is correct too
après du cours ?
Après le/les cours.