Why imparfait why not passé composé

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Why imparfait why not passé composé

In sentence i had to take it with me you have used je devais le prendre avec moi but as per lesson we should have used passé composé because the sentence is i had to

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The text is a description of what the writer used to to in the past. He didn't just take it with him on one occasion. In these cases you use imparfait instead of passé composé.

Why imparfait why not passé composé

In sentence i had to take it with me you have used je devais le prendre avec moi but as per lesson we should have used passé composé because the sentence is i had to

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