Freeform Writing Exercise C1
It's the same old dilemma as to when to use passé composé or imparfait.
In a narrative, the passé simple replaces the passé composé and the imparfait stays the same.
I really enjoyed doing this exercise though;
Belle histoire, merci Aurélie!
Hope this helps!
Haven't done the exercise but I took a quick peek at the text. You wouldn't use passé simple for every verb in the text. For example:
Once upon a time there lived a king in the castle. -- Il était une fois, un roi vécut dans le château.He used to go hunting every day. -- Il chassait chaque jour.
Already the first sentence uses passé simple mixed with imparfait. Because it is a single event with no bearing or connection to the present, you use vécut (vivre in passé simple). The second sentence uses imparfait because it describes a habit.
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