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past tenses

Le passé  - Past tenses

There are a quite a few past tenses.

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Formation

. imparfait - how it works

.............. I used to speak

.............. Je parlais

. passé composé - how it works

.............. I spoke - I have spoken - I did speak [spoken]

.............. J'ai parlé

. past participles - list

.............. to speak --> spoken

. past participles agreements

.............. They saw each other and talked to one another.

................. Elles se sont vues et se sont parlé.

. past participles with ON and EN

.............. We went to the movies = on est allé au cinéma

.............. We went to the movies = on est allées au cinéma

. near past

.............. I just spoke

.............. Je viens de parler

. passé simple - literary past

.............. I spoke - I have spoken - I did speak [literary]

.............. J'ai parlé

. pluperfect

.............. I had spoken

.............. J'avais parlé

Uses

. imparfait (when to use it)

.............. When I was young, I used to speak

. passé composé (when to use it)

.............. Yesterday, I spoke

. passé composé vs. imparfait

.............. I played basket ball every Tuesday, and I played soccer last Tuesday.

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