Could you please explain the difference between Pouvait and Pourrait
I think the problem is with the verb 'pouvoir' with 'si' clauses.
Because in English 'could' can be 'was able to' (pouvait) or 'would be able to' (pourrait), it creates confusion, but In French, it doesn't.
Si je le pouvais, je partirais en France .... = If I was able to (could) , I would go to France
You cannot say -
Si je pourrais ....in French
Pouvait = 3rd person singular of imperfectPourrait = 3rd person singular of conditional
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