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Gérondif passé vs passé composé du participe présent  


mariannejoseph
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Bonjour !

I was going through a roundup of the French tenses and came across two impersonal ones - le gérondif passé and le passé composé du participe présent. Is there any difference between the two?


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It's exactly the same as the difference between the gerund and the present participle, but in the past: the former is the construction used as a verb (and preceded by en), while the latter is the same construction used as noun: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/present-participle/


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mariannejoseph
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Ahh I get it now, merci beaucoup!


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