7.3.9 Exercise 9: Use of the past tenses in sublime literature

Choose between imparfait, passé simple and passé composé.

Exercise 9
Suddenly it knocked on the door and a strange man entered the room.
This morning he told me that he could not come.
It had rained aleady for weeks, and when the sun finally came out of the clouds* the whole world was satisfied.
He cut the piece** into two parts, gave the one to Maria and ate the other.
Finally, this morning he has given my money to me.

* cloud = nuage
** piece = morceau

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