I don't understand why these are both correct, but one's in the passe compose and the other is in the imparfait.
En 2004, j'avais de l'argent.In 2004, I had money.
En 1815, Napoléon a perdu la bataille de Waterloo.In 1815, Napoleon lost the battle of Waterloo.
Is it because Napoleon only lost the battle one time, but we can assume I had money for the whole of 2004.
Well done! That’s right.
En 1815, Napoléon a perdu la bataille de Waterloo.
→ Passé-Composé = a completed action that happened once (in 1815)
En 2004, j’avais de l’argent
→ L’Imparfait = stating a fact / describing a situation that was ongoing in 2004.
En 2004, j’avais les cheveux longs = In 2004, I had long hair
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
Correct. The imperfect emphasizes the fact that you were out of money all of 2004.
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