Present tense as apposed to the imperfect and passé compose.

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Present tense as apposed to the imperfect and passé compose.

Is it always the case that one uses the present tense after depuis que rather than the imperfect and passé composé as in " Since I was small, I travelled a great deal"?

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

As always, a grammatical rule is only a guideline in French. So, yes, there are cases when depuis goes with passé composé or imparfait. Here is some more: https://briewish.com/wp-content/uploads/Handout-Imparfait-avec-depuis.pdf

Present tense as apposed to the imperfect and passé compose.

Is it always the case that one uses the present tense after depuis que rather than the imperfect and passé composé as in " Since I was small, I travelled a great deal"?

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