Dire - Imparfait

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Dire - Imparfait

Why is the Imparfait used here instead of the Passe Compose?

Cyril m'a dit que ton SMS disait dix-neuf heures ... 

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi A,

It is because of the indirect speech created by 'a dit que' -

Take a look at my answer to a similar question which will give you a brief resumé of the rules -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/questions/view/imperfect-and-passe-compose-in-mamie-gateau-lesson

Hope this helps!

Dire - Imparfait

Why is the Imparfait used here instead of the Passe Compose?

Cyril m'a dit que ton SMS disait dix-neuf heures ... 

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