"Si" clause in Plus-que-perfect

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"Si" clause in Plus-que-perfect

In the writing challenge: Not the festival type, the translation given for "If I'd known how it would be" is  Si j'avais su  comment ça se passerait

May I know why  we use plus-que-perfect in the “Si” clause and a conditionnel present in the result clause?  Based on what I have learned in French grammar,  when the pluperfect tense is used in the “Si” clause,  the past conditional tense has to be used in the result clause. 


 


Asked 1 month ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, but that isn't the result clause. I think it's the same in English, the bold part is in the past conditional.

If I'd known how it would be, I wouldn't have bothered going.

HMA0Kwiziq community member

Oops how could I miss that. Thanks, Alan. 

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"Si" clause in Plus-que-perfect

In the writing challenge: Not the festival type, the translation given for "If I'd known how it would be" is  Si j'avais su  comment ça se passerait

May I know why  we use plus-que-perfect in the “Si” clause and a conditionnel present in the result clause?  Based on what I have learned in French grammar,  when the pluperfect tense is used in the “Si” clause,  the past conditional tense has to be used in the result clause. 


 


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