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28 January 2019
The way I understand devoir, it can mean inevitability in the imparfait such as Il eva it perdre un jour. in the test question, the answer for she had
to replace him was "Elle a dû" vs if it was inevitable, shouldn't "Elle devait" be correct as well?
This question relates to:French lesson "When to use "devoir" in L'Imparfait or Le Passé Composé"
29 January 2019
Elle a dû le remplacer. -- She had to replace him.Elle devait le remplacer. -- She was supposed to replace him.
From the thought co: You can also use devoir to express fatalism or the fact that something is inevitable:
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