L'imparfait use with repeated action

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L'imparfait use with repeated action

In the example At that time, she lived with Julien.

A cette epoch means to me a specific action completed in the past, so I used the passe' compose. It was marked wrong in place of using the imparfait, which is supposed to be continuing action. So I am confused or is it a matter of interpretation?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Norma, 

One of the translations of a French imparfait is -

At that time, she was living with Julien =  À cette époque, elle vivait avec Julian

which is correct and continuing action at that time.

Bonne continuation!

L'imparfait use with repeated action

In the example At that time, she lived with Julien.

A cette epoch means to me a specific action completed in the past, so I used the passe' compose. It was marked wrong in place of using the imparfait, which is supposed to be continuing action. So I am confused or is it a matter of interpretation?

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