Le impérfait is also used to express a habit like "avoir l'habitude de"

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Le impérfait is also used to express a habit like "avoir l'habitude de"

Ils avaient l'habitude de se coucher avant 10 heures / Ils se couchaient avant 10 heures; Do both can be used to mean "used to go to bed before 10"?
Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Yellamaraju, Yes, sort of. "Ils avaient l'habitude de se coucher" stresses the fact that it was a regular event, more like "they were in the habit of going to bed" while "il se couchaient" just means "they used to go to bed."

Le impérfait is also used to express a habit like "avoir l'habitude de"

Ils avaient l'habitude de se coucher avant 10 heures / Ils se couchaient avant 10 heures; Do both can be used to mean "used to go to bed before 10"?

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