The Passé AntérieurThe passé antérieur is used after conjunctions of time — aussitôt que and dès que (as soon as), quand and lorsque (when), and après que (after) — to show that an action was completed before another action (expressed by the passé simple) took place. The passé antérieur is the compound form of the passé simple and is formed by using the passésimple of the appropriate helping verb ( avoir or être) + the past participle of the verb. Just like the passé simple, the
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