Is it correct to use conditionnel présent with the following phrase: il vaut mieux, il faut, faire mieux de?

JoanA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Is it correct to use conditionnel présent with the following phrase: il vaut mieux, il faut, faire mieux de?

Asked 4 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Il faut que I have only always seen with the subjunctive. But, of course, you can have il faudrait que (still followed by the subjunctive), where the verb falloir is in the conditional.

Similar with il vaut mieux que also requires the subjunctive.

About the last phrase I am not exactly sure what you mean. Were you thinking of something like:

Je pourrais faire mieux si je n'étais pas fatigué. -- I could do better if I wasn't tired.

That is a conditional clause and a different grammatical topic than the previous two. If you had something else in mind, can you clarify your question?

JoanA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks Chris. It is clear to me now, previously I was confused with subjunctive and conditional when it comes to giving advise. I have another question: when to use il faut que (+subjunctive) and il faudrait que (+subjunctive) respectively?

Is it correct to use conditionnel présent with the following phrase: il vaut mieux, il faut, faire mieux de?

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