Would the meaning change if it began with "Je rêvais toujours..." to indicate a continuing/ongoing state of mind in the past?
Dictation exercise B1
Yes, the meaning would change. The difference -- to French ears -- sounds like this:
J'ai toujours rêvé... -- I've always dreamed...Je rêvais toujours... -- I was always dreaming...
The passé composé stresses the fact that there was a string of successive, individual events in the past. The imparfait makes it sound more like a state of dreaming.
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