Why is the imperfect wrong here? We don't know from the English whether it was a one off or a repeated action

Karen

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1 November 2018

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Why is the imperfect wrong here? We don't know from the English whether it was a one off or a repeated action

Marc ne jouait qu'au foot

This relates to:
Restrictive ne … que = only (compound tenses) -

Steve

Kwiziq community member

4 November 2018

4/11/18

Karen,

That doesn't look incorrect to me - "Marc only ever played football."

If it was a one-off (Marc only played football once), I would be inclined to say:

Marc n'a joué au foot qu'une fois.

[Non-native speaker so apologies in advance if I get corrected!].

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