French GCSE - Writing a disastrous holiday

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zara_ruby
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Would anyone be able to suggest a pluperfect sentence that I could incorporate into my writing about what I used to do on holiday and what I do now. Thanks
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Do you have to use the pluperfect? I think the imperfect with the future would sound a lot better, as pluperfect is used to say things like 'I had gone' , whereas imperfect is used to say 'I used to go', which would make more sense when describing past holidays

If this is for a French coursework piece, I had to do the same piece of writing on holidays and didn't have to use the pluperfect tense
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(Original post by Tasha_140)
Do you have to use the pluperfect? I think the imperfect with the future would sound a lot better, as pluperfect is used to say things like 'I had gone' , whereas imperfect is used to say 'I used to go', which would make more sense when describing past holidays

If this is for a French coursework piece, I had to do the same piece of writing on holidays and didn't have to use the pluperfect tense
Yeah I was hoping to incorporate the imperfect as well, it's just I hate writing these assessments so was just trying to include every single tense I could even if it's not 100% necessary to get an A*. Our school does Edexcel and in the revision guide there is a page on the pluperfect so I thought that they kinda expected us to use it.
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You could try and use it? Just not sure how it would really fit in
You can definitely still get an A* without using the pluperfect so long as you use many other tenses and colloquial expressions with accuracy etc., as they don't specify which tenses you need to use in the mark scheme, just 'a range'
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You could say-Si j'avais eu plus de temps, je serais y resté pendant une semaine au lieu d'un weekend (If I had had more time, I would have stayey there for a week instead of a weekend)... Its the pluperfect and the conditional perfect.
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Thank you so much!!!
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