French verb tense to use when describing a story


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When you describe a story that you have read to another person in French, what verb tense should be used?

(For example, what tense should be used to tell the story of the 3 Little Pigs to your friend).
  • angeluomo

    Senior Member
    US English (German/French)
    The same as in English: the present tense. Par exemple --

    "L'histoire s'agit d'une vieille femme qui habite dans un petit village...."