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Falloir in the past tense

SteveC1Kwiziq community member

Falloir in the past tense

Is it correct to say 'Il fallait qu'il annule son vacance' or should the 'annule' also be in the past tense? Merci.

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Steve,

You would say -

Il a fallu qu'il annule ses vacances He's had to cancel his holiday

Because it is a short finished action and the imperfect isn't suitable here. The tense in the subordinate clause remains in the subjunctive present.

Bonne Continuation!

SteveC1Kwiziq community member

Merci, Cécile.

Falloir in the past tense

Is it correct to say 'Il fallait qu'il annule son vacance' or should the 'annule' also be in the past tense? Merci.

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