Plus-que-parfait vs imparfait

PaulC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Plus-que-parfait vs imparfait

Why is "She had been dreaming" (in the writing exercise) translated with the imparfait  "Elle rêvait" instead of the plus-que-parfait "Elle avait rêvé"?
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Paul, 

Could you let me know which writing exercise this refers to or the context ?

PaulC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Hi Cécile, It is the May 25 Writing Challenge, Level B1: Trip to Paris

Kwiziq does not allow me to do the challenge more than once so I cannot show you the English sentence, but I think it was "She'd been dreaming of it (the trip) for ever, and the given translation is "Elle en rêvait depuis toujours."

Thanks, Paul

Plus-que-parfait vs imparfait

Why is "She had been dreaming" (in the writing exercise) translated with the imparfait  "Elle rêvait" instead of the plus-que-parfait "Elle avait rêvé"?

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