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maisons dans lesquelles j'ai vécu : choice of passé composé

Barb

Kwiziq community member

19 February 2016

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maisons dans lesquelles j'ai vécu : choice of passé composé

Since living in these towns would have been ongoing for periods of time, why not imparfait?

This relates to:
Dans lequel / laquelle : alternative to où with places (relative pronouns) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

20 February 2016

20/02/16

Bonjour Barb,


The fact that there have been several houses means that we know each one had a specific beginning and ending, therefore we need the passé composé.


The "ongoing" rule for the French imperfect means, in essence, "ongoing without a clear beginning or ending."

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