The imperfect is a past tense that has different applications than the passé composé. In certain circumstances, depending upon the meaning you wish to convey, you have the choice of using either the imperfect or the passé composé. Particular words, phrases, and expressions generally indicate which of these two tenses to use in a given circumstance. The imperfect (or l'imparfait) expresses or describes continued, repeated, habitual actual or incomplete actions, situations, or events in the past. In other words, the imperfect describes what
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