Incorrect translation of 'when she heard'

StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Incorrect translation of 'when she heard'

This weeks Weekend workout (A Lovely Encounter 31-09-2018) asks for a translation of 'She had just closed her eyes when she heard a little squeal comming from the bushes.'

For the 'when she heard' section I answered: 'quand elle a entendu' but the answer was given as 'quand elle entendit' (passé sample). 

Could you please explain why "quand elle a entendu" is incorrect.

Asked 1 year ago
StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Sorry, I've just noticed that at the very start of the test it says to use the Passé sample when appropriate!
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Passé simple, to be absolutely correct :)

Incorrect translation of 'when she heard'

This weeks Weekend workout (A Lovely Encounter 31-09-2018) asks for a translation of 'She had just closed her eyes when she heard a little squeal comming from the bushes.'

For the 'when she heard' section I answered: 'quand elle a entendu' but the answer was given as 'quand elle entendit' (passé sample). 

Could you please explain why "quand elle a entendu" is incorrect.

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