had been swimming

Riverby

Senior Member
NZ English
How do I say in French
She had been swimming and was still dripping.
My attempts:
A. Elle avait nagé et était encore ruisselante.
or
B. Elle avait été nagé et était encore ruisselante.
 
  • sarah82

    Senior Member
    French-France
    The first one is the correct one.
    The second one is common (at least in my region, but I know there are differences) but not correct French, because here "être" is used to replace "aller". So you can say :
    Elle avait nagé et...
    or
    Elle était allée nager et...
     
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