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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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Pass compos versus imparfait

Passécomposé versus Imparfait

Mlle. Workman

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.

  • 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.


    Le film a commencé à dixheures du matin.

    Il a fini le dîner à neufheures.

  • Duration of events or number of times something has occurred.


    Je suisrestée en Italie pendant 9 jours.

    Nous avons regardé le court-métragedeuxfois.

    Spongebob a lu le journal huit fois.

  • Series of past actions/ events


    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.

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.

  • Habituel actions

  • D’habitude, je conduisais la voiture au travail.

  • Normalement, nous faisions du champing.

  • Decribing mental, physical, and emotional state

  • J’avais 15 ans.

  • En 1989, ilétait un bébé.

  • Tes parents étaientfâchée.

  • L’hommeétaitfou!

Les comparaisons
Les Comparaisons

Passé composé


  • 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