Idionatic use of 'would '

HughC1Kwiziq community member

Idionatic use of 'would '

Presumably one could translate into English using 'would': Eg 'We would go and see our grandmother on Sunday' carries the same sense of a repeated action that the imperfect does.
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Hugh,

Yes indeed, the use of 'would' in English for something you habitually used to do is translated in French by the 'imparfait'.

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Hugh, yes, I agree. -- Chris.

Idionatic use of 'would '

Presumably one could translate into English using 'would': Eg 'We would go and see our grandmother on Sunday' carries the same sense of a repeated action that the imperfect does.

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