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Unformatted text preview: Il part tout l'heure . (He's leaving soon.) To express an event that began in the past and is continuing in the present, use the following formula: present tense + depuis + expression of time Je souffre depuis hier . (I've been suffering since yesterday.) The construction il y a + expression of time + que + present tense also expresses an action begun in the past and continuing in the present: Il y a six ans qu'elle danse . (She's been dancing for six years.)...
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- Spring '08