Vais choisir vs. choisirais

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J

Kwiziq community member

16 March 2019

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Vais choisir vs. choisirais

Is “je vais choisir” absolutely incorrect, or is it just not as formal as “je choisirais”?To my eye, it’s “I’m gonna/going-to say” as oppose to “I would say” - the former being a more casual expression, the latter being more grammatically correct (and/or “more elegant” as some of the pros on here are fond of saying.)

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French interactive reading exercise "Le DELF-DALF en témoignages"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

18 March 2019

18/03/19

Hi J, 

In the paragraph, it says 

'Si je devais associer un mot ....... je vais choisir ....'

Grammatically speaking it should be 'choisirais' ( conditional) because of the 'si + imperfect' .

The speaker is a learner and makes the mistake so it has been corrected in brackets...

For more information on si clauses take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson - 

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/l-imparfait-usage-in-hypothetical-clauses-introduced-by-si-if-followed-by-le-conditionnel-present

Hope this helps!

J

Kwiziq community member

18 March 2019

18/03/19

It does help, thank you!

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