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Can you use eut/fut instead of avait, is that wrong?

CrystalMaiden

Kwiziq community member

9 May 2018

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Can you use eut/fut instead of avait, is that wrong?

I know it's only gonna be right for literary writing and storytelling, but still. You can do that instead of the pluperfect in writing, right?

This relates to:
Conjugate pouvoir in Le Plus-que-parfait (pluperfect tense) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

9 May 2018

9/05/18

No. eut/fut are passé simple and need to be used accordingly. Passé simple is not a replacement for past perfect tense.


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Alan

Kwiziq community member

9 May 2018

9/05/18

CrystalMaiden is talking about the past anterior which is the literary equivalent of the pluperfect. It's formed using the passé simple of avoir or être.

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