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10 October 2018
Various verb tenses
Hello, i'm probably getting ahead of myself (only been studying French for 2 months) but wanted to see if anyone would be willing to let me know if I'm correct or not on below conjugations.
I ate = j'ai mangé
This relates to:Position of negation with two verbs (conjugated + infinitive) -
I should have eaten = J'aurai dû mangé ?
11 October 2018
I had not eaten yet -- Je n'avais pas encore mangéI have to eat -- Je dois mangerI should have eaten -- J'aurais dû manger
Merci beaucoup! I realized I had a couple stupid errors in my original post (je doit, par exemple eek) & the "pas" in my translation of I should have eaten - oops!
I understand my error in reposting "Je aurai dû..." should have been "aurais", (because doubt, certainty, wish, etc. requires conditional?) i think that was a typo the 2nd time around. I guess i had that correct initially (minus the "pas"), and shouldn't have changed the verb form for manger.
I need to read up more on the placement of adverbs such as "encore" around the pas, that is a little confusing to me. To me, the "encore" sounds better after pas, but that obviously doesn't mean anything.
Oh also to say "right now" in that context is it better to say maintenant or tout de suite?
Thanks so much! This site is awesome, i'm learning a lot from it.
oh and i had a spelling error. I used to eat s/b Je mangeais.
12 October 2018
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