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7 March 2017

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I found it helpful to know the original usage of the passe simple, which was absorbed into the perfect tense when spoken . It worked alongside the imperfect where the imperfect gave a habit the passe simple was one off. I wish the passe simple would be used more!

This question relates to:
French lesson "Recognising regular -ir verbs in Le Passé Simple"


Kwiziq language super star

10 March 2017


Bonjour Sue ! Yes, Le Passé Simple used to be used (!) the same way we now use Le Passé Composé, alongside L'Imparfait. I agree that it would much simpler to learn :)

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