When is passé simple used?

MerrilynC1Kwiziq community member

When is passé simple used?

Asked 6 years ago
NicholasC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Only in written french instead of the passé composé, books, newspapers etc. Can be useful to sidestep all the pesky agreement rules in the passé composé.
AurélieKwiziq team member
@Merrilyn Here is a link to our glossary article on Passé Simple: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/glossary/verb-tense-mood/the-french-simple-past-le-passe-simple @Nicholas That's an interesting point of view, I never thought of that :)

When is passé simple used?

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