Past tense in written French

AnishB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Past tense in written French

Can the Le Passe compose be used in formal writing. If not, then which tense is it replaced with?

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Anish, 

Yes, you can use the passé composé in writing, letters, emails, texts, etc. I think you are maybe thinking of the use of the 'passé simple' ( past historic) which is used in literature, including children's literature?

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Sure, passé composé can be used in formal writing. What makes you think it can't?

Past tense in written French

Can the Le Passe compose be used in formal writing. If not, then which tense is it replaced with?

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