FR: it has been popular for a long time

Discussion in 'French and English Grammar / Grammaire française et anglaise' started by mandapanda, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. mandapanda New Member


    I'm doing a project on the Carnival de Quebec and I want to say, "the tradition of celebrating at the end of january to mid-february, has been popular for a long time."

    That part that is tripping me up is the has been. So far I have...

    La tradition […] has been populaire pour longtemps.

    I don't want to put, a été, because that would say it was popular for a long time.

    What tense should I use? Nothing I'm coming up with seems to fit right.

    Thank you in advance.
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  2. Pierre Simon Senior Member

    Hullo and welcome Mandapanda,

    How about : '... est populaire depuis longtemps' ?
  3. Oddmania

    Oddmania Senior Member

    Right :thumbsup:
  4. cougenv Senior Member


    '...est populaire depuis longtemps' is grammatical, but not very French!

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