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l'imparfait vs le passe compose

Allison S.C1Kwiziq community member

l'imparfait vs le passe compose

Why is does this sentence begin in passe compose when most of the story has been in the imparfait? "J'ai même commencé à prétendre que nous n'étions pas disponibles." 

 

Asked 1 year ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Allison,

Having "started to pretend" then the action of starting (to pretend) is complete.

This is my take on the grammar  --  does this help?

Bonne journée

Jim

 

l'imparfait vs le passe compose

Why is does this sentence begin in passe compose when most of the story has been in the imparfait? "J'ai même commencé à prétendre que nous n'étions pas disponibles." 

 

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