Idionatic use of 'would '

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Hugh

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12 May 2018

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Idionatic use of 'would '

Presumably one could translate into English using 'would': Eg 'We would go and see our grandmother on Sunday' carries the same sense of a repeated action that the imperfect does.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Avoir l'habitude = To be in the habit of, to tend to"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

12 May 2018

12/05/18

Hi Hugh, yes, I agree. -- Chris.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

14 May 2018

14/05/18

Hi Hugh,

Yes indeed, the use of 'would' in English for something you habitually used to do is translated in French by the 'imparfait'.

Hope this helps!

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