With "je devais le prendre" shouldn't it be in perfect tense since imperfect of devoir means "supposed to do" and perfect is "had to" ?

JamesC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

With "je devais le prendre" shouldn't it be in perfect tense since imperfect of devoir means "supposed to do" and perfect is "had to" ?

Asked 3 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi James,

Devoir  --> to have to     Imparfait   --> had to    Perfect would be   "avoir dû"  --> to have had to  (with the appropriate conjugation of course)

Hope this helps      Jim

With "je devais le prendre" shouldn't it be in perfect tense since imperfect of devoir means "supposed to do" and perfect is "had to" ?

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