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Would this be passé composé or imparfait?

Tibor H.B2Kwiziq community member

Would this be passé composé or imparfait?

Hello, 

This is the sentence I'm talking about: He was sick all day yesterday.

This is why I'm confused: 

a) It could be imparfait because I believe that when you talk about health, you use the imparfait.

b) It could be passé composé because you know the time-frame of when it (him being sick) took place: all day yesterday.

Asked 2 years ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Tibor,

This is a report of an enduring past event therefore imparfait.

You may also find this link helpful      https://www.francaisfacile.com/exercices/exercice-francais-2/exercice-francais-17862.php

Jim

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Tibor,

Same answer as in your previous query...

Would this be passé composé or imparfait?

Hello, 

This is the sentence I'm talking about: He was sick all day yesterday.

This is why I'm confused: 

a) It could be imparfait because I believe that when you talk about health, you use the imparfait.

b) It could be passé composé because you know the time-frame of when it (him being sick) took place: all day yesterday.

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