In the adventures of Fantôme this week, we were to translate "How many times Ii dreamt of being her" and the correct response was in the passé composé

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Ann

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6 June 2018

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In the adventures of Fantôme this week, we were to translate "How many times Ii dreamt of being her" and the correct response was in the passé composé

but isn't this a habituel motion? I used imparfait.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using Le Passé Composé on its own or with L'Imparfait"

Chris

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7 June 2018

7/06/18

Hi Ann,

in this case you would use passé composé in French. If you used the imparfait, it would sound to French ears like "How many times he was dreaming of being her." sounds to English ears. The past continuous form in English doesn't really hit the spot here, just as the imparfait wouldn't in French.

-- Chris (not a native speaker)

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