Une phrase avec "Si/if" ... l'imparfait/le conditionnel

Barbara

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2018

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Une phrase avec "Si/if" ... l'imparfait/le conditionnel

Stephane ...(allait) rater son rendez-vous s'il ne se dépêchait pas. Est-ce qu'on peut dire plus correctement -Stephane raterait son rendez-vous s'il ne se dépêchait pas? Est-ce que j'ai raison? Expliquez -le-moi, s'il vous plaît.

This relates to:
J'allais + infinitive = I was going to (Le Futur Proche in the past) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2018

21/03/18

Your sentence is also correct but has a slightly different meaning. 


Stephane was going to miss his meeting if he didn't hurry. -- Stephane allait rater son rendez-vous s'il ne se dépêchait pas  


Stephane would missed his meeting if he didn't hurry. -- Stephane raterait son rendez-vous s'il ne se dépechait pas. 


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Chris

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2018

21/03/18

Sorry, I made a typo in the second example:


Stephane would miss his meeting, ....


-- Chris. 

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