Hi, I don't understand how "my neighbor manages to wake me up" can be Passe Simple.

K

Kwiziq community member

9 July 2017

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Hi, I don't understand how "my neighbor manages to wake me up" can be Passe Simple.

This relates to:
Recognising regular -ir verbs in Le Passé Simple -

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

10 July 2017

10/07/17

Hi K, the sentence ""Mon voisin réussit à me réveiller." could be passé simple or le présent. As the lesson explains, the je/tu/il/elle/on passé simple forms are exactly the same as the Présent for regular -IR verbs. The context would normally tell you which tense was being used.

K

Kwiziq community member

10 July 2017

10/07/17

Thanks. I completely. missed that point. I had never noticed it before. It's so important, Is there any way to emphasize it? Maybe give an example?

K

Kwiziq community member

10 July 2017

10/07/17

I see that it is mentioned in a number of places. Resolved. Thanks.

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