Idionatic use of 'would '

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Kwiziq community member

12 May 2018

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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.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Avoir l'habitude = To be in the habit of, to tend to"


Kwiziq community member

12 May 2018


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


Kwiziq language super star

14 May 2018


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!

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