verb tense

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verb tense

'que les gens me donnent' - was the answer for 'have been giving me'.   I thought that the French here meant (in your answer) -  'that the people 'are' giving me'.

Asked 4 months ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

French does not have an equivalent of the present perfect continuous tense, so it will be translated either by the passé composé or the present tense as appropriate. In this case I assume the sentence will use depuis, so it should be the present.

There's a good explanation with a video here:

https://www.frenchspanishonline.com/magazine/present-perfect-continuous-in-french/

Also here, of course:

 https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-you-use-depuis-since-for-with-le-present-and-not-le-passe-compose-prepositions-of-time

 

 

verb tense

'que les gens me donnent' - was the answer for 'have been giving me'.   I thought that the French here meant (in your answer) -  'that the people 'are' giving me'.

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