Use PassŽ composŽÉ


¥        Éfor events that advance the story (WHAT HAPPENED NEXT)

¥        Éfor events that happened at a specific time or for a specific length of time


Use imparfaitÉ


¥        Éto tell the background of the story (description of states or conditions, weather, mental states, etc)

¥        Éto tell what WAS HAPPENING when sthg else happened

¥        Éto tell what USED TO HAPPEN regularly