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Future simple vs Conditional

G B.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Future simple vs Conditional

The sentence:

-J'aurais donc besoin de partir d'ici vers 4 h du matin.

Could the future simple be used equally here?:

-J'aurai donc besoin de partir d'ici ver 4 h du matin.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi G,

Technically you could, it just sounds a bit more abrupt -

so I will need to leave rather than I would need to leave

but not wrong in my opinion.

Bonne Continuation !

 

Paul F.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It might sound more abrupt (as Cécile says), but unfortunately I have never been able to hear the difference between the spoken "j'aurai" and "j'aurais". Someone once told me lots of French people pronounce both the same way, but I am not sure if that is correct.

CécileKwiziq team member

Future simple vs Conditional

The sentence:

-J'aurais donc besoin de partir d'ici vers 4 h du matin.

Could the future simple be used equally here?:

-J'aurai donc besoin de partir d'ici ver 4 h du matin.

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