What is the perfect tense

LynA2

What is the perfect tense

Asked 10 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Lyn, There isn't one perfect tense - "perfect" describes several tenses: present perfect, past perfect, future perfect, etc. Grammatically, it means "complete" in contrast to the imperfect which is incomplete.
KimA2
The past perfect is sometimes referred to as the perfect tense, I think in contrast to another past tense known as imparfait, imperfect. The past perfect is also known as le passé composé.

What is the perfect tense

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