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descendre: why is is descendaient for one example and descendraient for the other? Both are "they got off"

MaeveA2Kwiziq community member

descendre: why is is descendaient for one example and descendraient for the other? Both are "they got off"

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Maeve, 

I have checked and I can't find descendraient ( conditional of descendre) in the lesson,  I can, however, find a past historic or passé simple in French.

Les passagers descendirent du Titanic sains et saufs The passengers got off the Titanic, safe and sound 

Take a look at the following lesson on how the past historic is used -

Passé simple

and how to conjugate verbs like descendre -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-regular-dre-verbs-in-le-passe-simple

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Please quote the entire sentences in question. I can't find "descendraient" anywhere in the lesson under question.

descendre: why is is descendaient for one example and descendraient for the other? Both are "they got off"

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