This relates to Critique Gastronomique writing challenge. Why isn't the imparfait used instead of p.c. for we wanted to avoid "les terrasses touristiq

Ann

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30 June 2018

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This relates to Critique Gastronomique writing challenge. Why isn't the imparfait used instead of p.c. for we wanted to avoid "les terrasses touristiq

And why les rather than des?

This relates to:
Conjugate vouloir (+avoir) in Le Passé Composé (conversational past) -

Chris

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2 July 2018

2/07/18

Hi Ann,

the use of the imparfait implies a more habitual or repeated action in the past. I am not familiar with this writing challenge but I would assume that they were in the habit of doing so during their vacation?

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

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