Hello, today while watching the news I picked up the sentence:
on a isolé les murs au cas où nous devions rester longtemps.
I wonder why "devrait" is not used in this case.
And can we use e.g. /dans le cas où + sentence/ instead of /au cas où + sentence/ ?
You are correct that it should be Le Conditionnel. However, 'devrait' can't be used because the subject of the verb is 'nous'. 'devrait' is the Conditionnel form for 'il-elle-on' (= he-she-we/one - third person of the singular).
So it should be "au cas où nous devions devrions rester longtemps".
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
Yes, having *on* is the 1st part of the sentence, I instinctively sticked to it in the following part. Anyway I meant a conditional form of devoir. Thanks for your answer, Celine. It's clear now.
I think it was probably devrions because you must use the conditional with au cas ou (sorry I can't work out how to put the accent on 'ou')
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