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Pass é composé versus Imparfait. Mlle. Workman. Le Temps Passe. Both pass é composé and imparfait are past tense, but both are used for different purposes, and cannot be used interchangeably. . pass é composé = les actions complètes ; une fois .

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le temps passe
Le Temps Passe
  • Both passécomposé and imparfait are past tense, but both are used for different purposes, and cannot be used interchangeably.
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passécomposé = les actions complètes; unefois.

  • L’imparfait = une action continuée.
l usage de pass compos
L’usage de Passé Composé
  • To describe complete actions
  • To express the beginning or end of an action.

Ex:

Le film a commencé à dixheures du matin.

Il a fini le dîner à neufheures.

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Duration of events or number of times something has occurred.

Ex:

Je suisrestée en Italie pendant 9 jours.

Nous avons regardé le court-métragedeuxfois.

Spongebob a lu le journal huit fois.

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Series of past actions/ events

Ex:

Je me suisreveillée. Je me suishabillée. Je suisdecendue. J’aipris le petit déjeuner. J’aiecouté la radio. Je me suisbrossé les dents. Je suispartie la maison.

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Indicate a reaction or change of condition/state of mind.

  • Il avaitpeur. Tout à coup, il a étécourageux.
l usage de l imparfait
L’usage de L’imparfait
  • Decribe ongoing events without reference to beginning or end.
  • Je jouais du piano.
  • Il rangeaitsachambre.
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Habituel actions

  • D’habitude, je conduisais la voiture au travail.
  • Normalement, nous faisions du champing.
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Decribing mental, physical, and emotional state

  • J’avais 15 ans.
  • En 1989, ilétait un bébé.
  • Tes parents étaientfâchée.
  • L’hommeétaitfou!
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Describe the conditions or how things were in the past.

Il faisait beau et ilsemblaittranquille.

Les effetsspéciauxetaienthorrifiques!

L’événementétait formidable.

les comparaisons
Les Comparaisons

Passé composé

Imparfait

  • Complete action in past
  • Express beginning and end of past action
  • Duration of events and number of times
  • Series of Actions
  • Indicate a reaction or change
  • Ongoing action w/o reference to beginning or end.
  • Habitual actions in past
  • Mental, Physical, Emotional states
  • Conditions of what things were like/ settings of a story
when narrating
When narrating
  • One can use both past tenses when describing a story or past event.
transitional words
Transitional words
  • D’abord- first
  • Après - after
  • Au début- at the beginning
  • Avant- before
  • Enfin- at last
  • Ensuite- next
  • Finalement- finally
  • Pendant que -while
  • Puis- then
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