What is the perfect tense

LynA2Kwiziq community member

What is the perfect tense

Asked 7 years ago
LauraKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
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.
KimA2Kwiziq community member
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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