imparfait vs. en train de


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19 January 2017

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imparfait vs. en train de

I echo Meghna's last question: The correct answer is ´J'ai frappé à la porte, mais tu étais en train de dormir.´. Could I say this as j'ai frappé ..... mais tu dormais?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Être en train de : expressing ongoing actions in the past"


Kwiziq language super star

10 February 2017


Bonjour Melody ! Yes, here L'Imparfait expresses an ongoing action in the past. The expression "être en train de" simply emphasise the "ongoing-ness" of the process. À bientôt !

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