Il neigeait quand mon fils est né.

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Il neigeait quand mon fils est né.

The son WAS born in the past?  Why then use "est né" rather that "était né"? 

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Naître already means "to be born". In French this isn't a passive construction as it would be in English.
Je suis né en France. -- I was born in France.
L'amour naît d'un grand coeur.
-- Love is born from a big heart.

Il neigeait quand mon fils est né.

The son WAS born in the past?  Why then use "est né" rather that "était né"? 

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