Depuis with Passé Composé


Kwiziq community member

10 June 2019

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Depuis with Passé Composé

If a date or measurement of time is not included in a sentence, can you use passé composé with depuis? Examples:

 "On parle de ce qui s'est passé depuis qu'on s'est vues."

" Depuis quelques années, le lac a diminué."

Thank you!

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using 'depuis' (since / for) with Le Présent and NOT Le Passé Composé (prepositions of time)"


Kwiziq community member

12 June 2019


The first sentence seems ok to me. In the second sentence I would use the present tense, indicating that the lake has started to shrink in the past and is still continuing now: Depuis quelques années, le lac diminue.

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