As eu Or Avais ?!

LeoC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

As eu Or Avais ?!

Tu ________ beaucoup de cartes d’anniversaire.

Hey guys, 
I know the correct answer is as eu ,but why not avais ?!
Isn't the sentence like describing something in the past as L'Imparfait?!

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Amir,

Firstly 'to have a lot of birthday cards' is an action and not a description but when to use the Passé  Composé and Imparfait is to do with context so a sentence on its own cannot justify either.

You might say for instance -

"Quand j’étais jeune je recevais beaucoup de cartes d’anniversaire mais ce ne n’est pas le cas maintenant."

Hope this helps!

LeoC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you dear Cécile,
Your replies have always helped me.

As eu Or Avais ?!

Tu ________ beaucoup de cartes d’anniversaire.

Hey guys, 
I know the correct answer is as eu ,but why not avais ?!
Isn't the sentence like describing something in the past as L'Imparfait?!

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