maisons dans lesquelles j'ai vécu : choice of passé composé

Barb B2Kwiziq community member

maisons dans lesquelles j'ai vécu : choice of passé composé

Since living in these towns would have been ongoing for periods of time, why not imparfait?
Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member

Bonjour Barb,

The fact that there have been several houses means that we know each one had a specific beginning and ending, therefore we need the passé composé.

The "ongoing" rule for the French imperfect means, in essence, "ongoing without a clear beginning or ending."

maisons dans lesquelles j'ai vécu : choice of passé composé

Since living in these towns would have been ongoing for periods of time, why not imparfait?

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