FR: futur proche / futur antérieur


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are these the same thing, in class I have never heard of futur antérieur but there is no futur proche in the wordreference conjugation tables
  • Those two tenses are quite different.

    The futur proche is more or less the same as the near future in English:

    Je vais manger une pomme = I am going to eat an apple.​

    The futur antérieur indicates anteriority relative to some other future event:

    Quand j'aurai mangé la pomme, je jetterai le trognon = When I have eaten the apple, I will throw the core away.​

    See also:
    FR: futur proche / futur simple
    FR: futur simple / futur antérieur