imparfait passé composé

June 11, 2021 Carole Palfreman

Imparfait ou passé composé

When speaking in the past, it can be difficult to decide whether to use the “imparfait” (imperfect tense) or the “passé composé”.

In this video, I will remind you how to build the two tenses and explain when to use the imparfait rather than the passé composé.

Difference number 1: 

For the imparfait, you need one word for the verb.

For the passé composé, you need 2 words for the verb.

Difference number 2: