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FR: Nous habitons/habitions à Beijing depuis bientôt deux ans

Discussion in 'French and English Grammar / Grammaire française et anglaise' started by qizi, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. qizi Senior Member

    Chinese
    Nous ( ) à Bejing depuis bientôt deux ans.
    A. habitons B. habitions

    Hello, I chose B, but the key says A is right. I don't know why. And grammatically, what is the use of "bientôt" here? Thank you.
     
  2. Maître Capello

    Maître Capello Mod et ratures

    Suisse romande
    French – Switzerland
    Both are possible depending on the context!

    A. Nous habitons à Beijing depuis bientôt deux ans. = We have been living in Beijing for almost two years.
    B. Nous habitions à Beijing depuis bientôt deux ans. = We had been living in Beijing for almost two years.
     

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