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When is passé simple used?

Merrilyn

Kwiziq community member

4 June 2017

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When is passé simple used?

This relates to:
Conjugate regular -dre verbs in Le Passé Simple -

Nicholas

Kwiziq community member

5 June 2017

5/06/17

Only in written french instead of the passé composé, books, newspapers etc. Can be useful to sidestep all the pesky agreement rules in the passé composé.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

6 June 2017

6/06/17

@Merrilyn
Here is a link to our glossary article on Passé Simple:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/glossary/verb-tense-mood/the-french-simple-past-le-passe-simple

@Nicholas
That's an interesting point of view, I never thought of that :)

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