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10 June 2019
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."
This question relates to:French lesson "Using 'depuis' (since / for) with Le Présent and NOT Le Passé Composé (prepositions of time)"
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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