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It's the first I've heard about the passé simple being used in spoken French more in Normandy than in other parts of France. I spend a lot of time there and that does not seem to be the case. A couple of hours ago I'd have told you that yes of course the passé simple is used in oral speech in the south of France. I knew that was the case some forty ...


So I will answer you in English too, please excuse some mistakes I will make ;) I am 25 years old French and live in Paris, Tours and Nantes (west of the France, not Normandy neither Midi). I think the following rules apply to all France, except maybe some old people or really small parts that speak again old French (like farmers or somebody like them). ...

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