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Why imparfait here?

Stephen

Kwiziq community member

1 February 2018

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Why imparfait here?

I didn't want to come back home ! Je ne voulais pas rentrer chez moi...this is in writing exercise A2 from June 16, 2017...don't quite get why the imparfait here...

Chris

Kwiziq community member

1 February 2018

1/02/18

Hi Stephen, you would need to know the context to explain definitively why the imparfait was used. In general the imparfait is used to "set the stage" for an action. To describe the "backdrop" or the circumstances surrounding an action. It is also used for things in the past that occurred over a longer time or habitually.

I hope that helps, -- Chris (not a native speaker).

Stephen

Kwiziq community member

1 February 2018

1/02/18

Thanks Chris )))

Stephen

Kwiziq community member

1 February 2018

1/02/18

Thanks Chris )))

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