you use the presnt tense when the action continues from past to present?

DickB1Kwiziq community member

you use the presnt tense when the action continues from past to present?

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

To determine the correct tense to use with "depuis", you look at when the duration ENDS, not when it STARTED (as would be the case in English). If the action is still ongoing in the present, you use present tense. If it ended in the past, you use passé composé.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Dick,

I think that you will find the information that you query here:-

how-you-use-depuis-since-for-with-le-present-and-not-le-passe-compose-prepositions-of-time

Hope this helps you.

Jim

you use the presnt tense when the action continues from past to present?

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