Present vs. future tense for the verb trouver

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Present vs. future tense for the verb trouver

"Quand il y a un problème...", to me, implies future. Why present tense?
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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This is a simple narrative, describing a situation as it is now. Present tense is commonly used in English and in French in such a narrative. Also, if it was to be seen as a description of what the child has already experienced/witnessed, an ‘historical perspective’, present tense is also commonly used in French rather than past tense. 

Present vs. future tense for the verb trouver

"Quand il y a un problème...", to me, implies future. Why present tense?

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