https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucius_Fart

Passe compose or imparfait?

Hi Duolingo! In the case of a sentence starting with "ce jour-la", and moving on to provide a description, do we use imparfait or passe compose for the description? Because we're taught to use imparfait for descriptions but also passe compose when describing a definite time (that day). Thanks in advance!

February 3, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael.Lubetsky

That sounds about right. “Ce jour-là, il faisait très beau et je suis allé à la plage!”

February 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stxrry_aries

Ya passe

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MADOUF

imparfait is for descriptions and unfinished action by the past

February 6, 2018
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