Verbs & Conjugation
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French Grammar Explained
The imperfect II
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Do you remember
? We are going to continue on this topic.
Maybe... is that the tense used for habits in the past?
Then yes, I remember!
is the second past tense of the French language. It is used regularly with
le passé composé
and it is just as important. Both tenses are used in combination to express the past.
That doesn't make sense... why does French need two tenses for the same thing? Can I choose which tense I like better and just use that?
Unfortunately not. You really need both tenses in French. But we'll discuss that another time.
a child, he
grande et blonde.
tall and blond.
beau et la ville
sunny and the city
As you can see from the examples,
is used to describe or comment a situation, a person or a place, in the past.
So it's a little bit like watching a movie with my friend.
I have to pause the movie regularly to describe the story, give details or missing information, and I have to explain the plot because he doesn't pay attention to what's happening.
Well... yes, I guess you're right!
used in this context is like the background information to the story! But... maybe you should stop watching movies with this friend...
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