Freeform Writing Exercise B1
This is the rule in French, please take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson which will give you other examples -
Thanks for the reply.
Now what about “Ca fait plus de cinq heures qu’elle est coincee la-haut’.” “Dupuis” is not used but “est coincee” is still in the present tense and not the past tense. I was unable to use the accents here.
It would be the same for the similar expressions 'il y a ... que...', and 'ça fait ... que...' indicating the same type of action which are true today and carrying on at the time of speaking.
I you wanted to say 'you had not been drinking alcohol for six months' you could say:
Il y a six mois que je ne bois plus d'alcool
Ça fait six mois que je ne bois plus d'alcool
Je ne bois plus d'alcool depuis six mois
et ça continue...
Hope this helps!
Thanks for your assistance. I understand it now.
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