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Sarah ne faisait pas confiance à Thomas.

JinnB2Kwiziq community member

Sarah ne faisait pas confiance à Thomas.

Does this sentence imply that Sarah trusts Thomas now? If I hear someone say 'Sarah does not use to trust Thomas.' in English, I would think that she trusts him now. Not sure about it in French. 

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jinn,

I would understand that because of the use of the imparfait that -

Sarah did not trust Thomas at that time

but there's not enough context to know if the situation has changed or not.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

From that statement, devoid of context and as it stands now, it is difficult to infer anything about the present.

Sarah ne faisait pas confiance à Thomas.

Does this sentence imply that Sarah trusts Thomas now? If I hear someone say 'Sarah does not use to trust Thomas.' in English, I would think that she trusts him now. Not sure about it in French. 

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