L'emploi de l'imparfait et du passé composé

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Aries Angel, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Aries Angel New Member

    Chinese Mandarin
    My textbook says that passe compose is used when it's an event or action that happens over a period of time (a day, a week, etc) and imparfait for shorter periods (i.e hours).

    Samedi, Marion fete son anniversaire. Elle fait une boum. Tous ses copains viennent.

    It would turn to "Samedi dernier, Marion a fete son anniversaire. Elle a fait une boum."

    But for the third and fourth sentence, they have nothing to do with time. How would I change it?
  2. heydzatsmi Senior Member

  3. Aries Angel New Member

    Chinese Mandarin
    That's really helpful, thanks. :]

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