"Après vous avoir écrit, je suis allé à la Poste."
Translation:After writing to you, I went to the post office.
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Yeah, the lack of tips in the back half of the course--as the sentences get more complex--is a bit frustrating.
The main lesson of the node seems to be getting accustomed to introducing sentences with adverbial clauses: "after seeing me", "before writing to you", etc. I could've used a warning to check the conjugation to determine that the subject is the je in the main clause and not the vous that comes immediately before the verbs...
AnUnicorn. I think you comment is entirely valid.. I too could have used the same advice.
Now, you can usually pick out where the subject is from the dropdown hints.. but, at this stage of the learning process, I am trying to get a feel for the structures without using too many crutches, as it were.
@malabhargava “tu écris” is the singular second person, present tense. “il écrit" is the singular third person. But “écrit” is also past participle of the verb “écrire”. Therefore it is used in the “past infinitive” (infinitif passé) tense of the infinitive (infinitif) mood.
I hope this helps. https://conjugueur.reverso.net/conjugaison-francais-verbe-%C3%A9crire.html