Martin n'est pas arrivé depuis longtemps

RobertB2

Martin n'est pas arrivé depuis longtemps

A negative completed in the past, would that not be (in English) "had" instead of "have"?? Because "has not" sounds uncompleted
Asked 6 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjou Robert, The passé composé can indicate that something happened in the past (Il est arrivé à 8 heures) or that it happened in the past but still has an effect on the present, as in your example. By saying "he hasn't been here," it's clear that he is still here. If you say "hadn't" that would mean that he's no longer here.

Martin n'est pas arrivé depuis longtemps

A negative completed in the past, would that not be (in English) "had" instead of "have"?? Because "has not" sounds uncompleted

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