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andy f.B2Kwiziq community member

Q regarding past

à laquelle est ajoutée l'épreuve de calcul


Why not "etait ajoutee" 


Asked 4 weeks ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Alan is correct. The initial answer here that was indicated correct, was wide of the mark, to say the least. Apologies for the brain implosion, misdirection and confusion !

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Alan G.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Am I missing something here? Isn't "était ajoutée" the imparfait, passive mode? The verb ajouter is conjugated with avoir.

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Andy,

The text is using present tense in this section - common in French ‘ historical’ writing and narration, whereas English regularly uses past tense. 

Hence ‘ est ajoutée ‘ ( in 1972 ), passive voice, present tense, taking up Alan’s comment. 

There are other examples in the lessons here, but have a look at the link about Coluche, for further examples of present tense describing notable events happening at a particular time in his life  eg in 1985 - ‘ il crée …. ‘, ‘ (il) demande …’ 

 https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/historical-tenses/

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Q regarding past

à laquelle est ajoutée l'épreuve de calcul


Why not "etait ajoutee" 


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