Doubt in Concordance des Temps


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8 March 2019

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Doubt in Concordance des Temps

Past of the past - Le Plus-que-parfait

Bonjour Madame Cécile!

1. J’avais dû en racheter un nouveau après que Patrick avait cassé le mien.

This sentence is an example from the lesson. Here, plus-que-parfait has been used in both the verbs. Though the action of breaking took place first and then came the necessity to buy a new one.

Would you like to explain how these two cases can be both Le plus-que-parfait ? Here, one action precedes the other so can one be in Passé Composé and other in Le Plus-que-Parfait ?

Merci d’avance !


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10 March 2019



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