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Kwiziq community member
2 November 2018
Question on "would" from a past perspective
I am wondering how to form a statement using would (le conditionnel?) from a past perspective. As in "I spent a lot of time deciding what I would eat for lunch today". Could someone tell me if the below is correct? Apologies for the spelling/accent errors as I am typing on a computer where i don't know how to type those, but i've tried to approximate the critical ones below.
j'ai passe' beaucoup de temps `a decider quoi je mangerais pour dejeuner aujourd'hui.
maybe i should say "quoi j'allais manger pour..."?
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate devoir in Le Conditionnel Présent = should (conditional mood)"
Kwiziq language super star
3 November 2018
It should be :
"J'ai passé beaucoup de temps à décider ce que je mangerais pour le déjeuner aujourd'hui" if you want to use the conditional ...
Hope this helps!
4 November 2018
It would be also:
...ce que j'allais manger ...
Here is the lesson to explain 'ce que' -
Here are a few examples of where you might find 'quoi' used -
Quoi? Quest-ce-que tu as dit? = What ? What did you say?
On y va ou quoi? = Are we going or not?
Il n'y a pas de quoi = dont' mention it
5 November 2018
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