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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The passé composé is used to narrate individual events in the past. Whereas the imparfait is used to

  • describe the past
  • express habitual, repetitive action
  • describe past events that were repeated.

These are just some of the differences.

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