In the sentencenous avons ouvert les fenêtres de peur qu'il n'y ait un fuite de gas.

Jennifer

Kwiziq community member

20 November 2016

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In the sentencenous avons ouvert les fenêtres de peur qu'il n'y ait un fuite de gas.

In the sentence, which may not be exactly correct, but is more or les as i remeber it, the translatio is ....for frar that there would be a gas leak. Can this be translated as might be or even as there is a gas leak. Like many english people i am a bit hazy about the subjunctive in my own language, hence the question.

This relates to:
De peur que + Le Subjonctif = For fear that -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

22 November 2016

22/11/16

Bonjour Jennifer ! Yes, you are correct, in this case, the alternatives "there is/may be/might be" as more accurate than "there would be" as the latter makes it sound like the gas leak would occur if we opened the window! Thanks to you, this sentence has now been improved :) Merci et à bientôt !

Jennifer

Kwiziq community member

22 November 2016

22/11/16

De rien and merci

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