What is the perfect tense


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2 August 2016

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3 August 2016


Bonjour Lyn, There isn't one perfect tense - "perfect" describes several tenses: present perfect, past perfect, future perfect, etc. Grammatically, it means "complete" in contrast to the imperfect which is incomplete.


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22 December 2017


The past perfect is sometimes referred to as the perfect tense, I think in contrast to another past tense known as imparfait, imperfect. The past perfect is also known as le passé composé.

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