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ERIC Number: EJ293388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Tense, Aspect, and Context in French Narrative.
Thogmartin, Clyde
French Review, v57 n3 p344-49 Feb 1984
Discusses the problems and confusion encountered by beginning students of French, learning the passe composee vs. the imperfect tense. Referring to the grammatical narrative, it is suggested that explanations which take into consideration text, context, or discourse--real world situations--can give helpful insights into the different tense uses. In the past, traditional grammatical analyses have too often neglected these factors. (SL)
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Language: English
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