What is the perfect tense

lyn

Kwiziq community member

2 August 2016

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Laura

Kwiziq language super star

3 August 2016

3/08/16

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.

Kim

Kwiziq community member

22 December 2017

22/12/17

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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