imparfait vs. en train de

MelodyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

imparfait vs. en train de

I echo Meghna's last question: The correct answer is ´J'ai frappé à la porte, mais tu étais en train de dormir.´. Could I say this as j'ai frappé ..... mais tu dormais?
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Melody ! Yes, here L'Imparfait expresses an ongoing action in the past. The expression "être en train de" simply emphasise the "ongoing-ness" of the process. À bientôt !

imparfait vs. en train de

I echo Meghna's last question: The correct answer is ´J'ai frappé à la porte, mais tu étais en train de dormir.´. Could I say this as j'ai frappé ..... mais tu dormais?

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