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Tense of main verb in "au cas où phrase.

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Tense of main verb in "au cas où phrase.

The phrase “In case I’m late, I’ll take my keys.” Is shown to be correctly translated as:

“Au cas où je serais en retard, je prendrai mes clés.”

My answer, “Au cas où je suis en retard . . . “ was marked incorrect. Why?

To me, “I’m late” translates to “I am late.”

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Did you read the lesson? It is about au cas où and that it is always followed by the conditional.

Tense of main verb in "au cas où phrase.

The phrase “In case I’m late, I’ll take my keys.” Is shown to be correctly translated as:

“Au cas où je serais en retard, je prendrai mes clés.”

My answer, “Au cas où je suis en retard . . . “ was marked incorrect. Why?

To me, “I’m late” translates to “I am late.”

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