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© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.1A.1-1 Depuis, pendant, il y a [+ time] To say that something happened at a certain time ago in the past, use il.

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1 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.1A.1-1 Depuis, pendant, il y a [+ time] To say that something happened at a certain time ago in the past, use il y a + [time, ago].

2 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.1A.1-2 Depuis, pendant, il y a [+ time] (continued) To say that something happened for a particular period of time that has ended, use pendant + [time period]. Often the verb will be in the passé composé.

3 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.1A.1-3 To talk about something that has been going on since a particular point in time (DEPUIS QUAND) OR for a certain period of time (DEPUIS COMBIEN DE TEMPS) AND continues into the present: use depuis + [time period, date, or starting point]. The verb is in the present tense.

4 1.Tu m’attends depuis longtemps? (venir d’arriver) Non, __________________________________________ 2. Tu as acheté ton portable récemment ? (venir d’acheter) Oui, _______________________________________ Traduisez. Utilisez le mot DEPUIS. 1.I have been sick for three days. 2.I have been sick since Friday Répondez en phrases complètes. 1. Depuis quand apprends-tu le français? 2. Depuis combien de temps apprends-tu le français? © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.


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