question from Week 91 level A2 test

Terri

Kwiziq community member

12 January 2018

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question from Week 91 level A2 test

It notified me that you were my electricity provider. The correct answer was Elle m'informait que vous étiez mon fournisseur d'électricité. Is this in the imperfect tense because it is a continuing action (still my provider) or because it is in the past tense but with no specific time frame? Thank you for your help.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using Le Passé Composé on its own or with L'Imparfait"

Terri

Kwiziq community member

12 January 2018

12/01/18

On further searching, I think this is probably the answer: "Note that L'Imparfait is also the tense to express continuing actions in the past, or actions seen in their progression, with no clear beginning or end." I just didn't search far enough. Sorry.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

15 January 2018

15/01/18

Bonjour Terri ! Yes, here the letter "was informing" the speaker, hence the use of L'Imparfait :) Bonne journée !

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