Here it is
‚c‘est M.Dupont qui était responsable…‘
Is this an expression that always uses the present tense followed by the imperfect? Could you use imperfect and imperfect in this example ……c‘était M. Dupont qui était…..
Dictation exercise B1
Take a look at the examples below:
C'est M. Dupont qui est responsable de l'équipe. = It is Mr Dupont who is in charge of the team.
C'est M. Dupont qui était responsable de l'équipe. = It was Mr Dupont who was in charge of the team.
You are stating a "true" fact (a bit like a historical fact) therefore "it was" is going to be translated in Le Présent (de vérité générale).
I hope this is helpful.
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