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5 March 2018
Used to or was doing something...
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate semi-regular -ger verbs in L'Imparfait (imperfect tense)"
6 March 2018
yes, the Imparfait can express habits in the past or describe the setting of an event which happened in the past.
Le dimanche je visitais le musée. -- Sundays I used to visit the museum.
Je visitais le musée quand j'ai rencontré Marie. -- I was visiting the museum when I met Marie.
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
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Bonjour Katie !
In French, you have mainly 2 past tenses : L' Imparfait and Le Passé Composé.We don't have a Continuous past, equivalent to "was doing", so we will use L'Imparfait instead.
It's also L'Imparfait that we use when talking about repeated actions in the past, hence being equivalent to "used to" in certain cases.
Here are links to our related lessons:
I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !
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