Can you use eut/fut instead of avait, is that wrong?

CrystalMaidenC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Can you use eut/fut instead of avait, is that wrong?

I know it's only gonna be right for literary writing and storytelling, but still. You can do that instead of the pluperfect in writing, right?
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

No. eut/fut are passé simple and need to be used accordingly. Passé simple is not a replacement for past perfect tense.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
CrystalMaiden is talking about the past anterior which is the literary equivalent of the pluperfect. It's formed using the passé simple of avoir or être.

Can you use eut/fut instead of avait, is that wrong?

I know it's only gonna be right for literary writing and storytelling, but still. You can do that instead of the pluperfect in writing, right?

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