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9 August 2018
Imparfait after subjunctive? Just use imparfait subjunctive?
I just took one of the writing quizzes and am confused by two grammar issues: using imparfait after "bien que". The sentence: "even though she had already been camping in this forest for a week.
1. I wrote: "Bien qu'elle campait déjà depuis une semaine dans cette forêt" I assumed this is correct because we're saying "had already been" with depuis. However, the correct answer was supposed to be, "Bien qu'elle campe déjà dans cette forêt depuis une semaine" ( I thought the present tense with "depuis" would mean "was or has been"camping).
2. Also, since the verb is after "bien que" should we use the subjunctive imparfait: compât ? "Bien qu'elle campât déjà depuis une semaine dans cette forêt"
This question relates to:French lesson "Although = bien que + Le Subjonctif or même si + L'Indicatif"
11 August 2018
11 January 2019
From what I understand, the imperfect subjunctive is archaic and that is the reason it would be considered preferable to use the present subjunctive.
I think you're probably correct.
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