I'm wondering why in the sentence: "...during that period, I did not have to take the train.", the imperfect of devoir is used instead of the perfect tense? Since it is a specific and closed period of time (three weeks), doesn't that mean it's not an ongoing action? Thanks.
Freeform Writing Exercise A2
As I understand it when describing "background" information in the past, imperfect is normally used. I can only assume that this is the reason?
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