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Passé composé vs imparfait: when to use which? [duplicate]

I am currently learning the imparfait tense, and I am confused about how it is different from the passé composé? In which cases would I use the imparfait instead of passé composé, and vice versa?
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Rules of thumb for auxiliary verbs (avoir/être) in passé composé?

Can someone point to some strict rules or rules of thumb for using être/avoir for passé composé for irregular verbs? Does it follow from change of radical for different tense? In German, a change of ...
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Le présent de l'indicatif se traduit-il par le « present perfect » en anglais ?

Learning French in Duolingo and I am learning prepositions. I am having a problem with the following sentence. Elle est jolie depuis qu'elle est jeune By this point, we haven't yet touched ...