Contrary - The Condition The Tense in the Si Clause The...

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Contrary-to-fact conditions A conditional sentence that describes a situation or event that is unlikely is called “contrary-to-fact” or  “unreal”: You might say the following if you're not expecting snow:  S'il neigeait, je ne sortirais pas.  (If it snowed, I wouldn't go out.)  The sequence of tenses for a contrary-to-fact condition is shown in Table 2  .  TABLE 2 Sequence of Tenses for Contrary-to-Fact Conditions
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Unformatted text preview: The Condition The Tense in the Si Clause The Tense/Mood in the Main Clause Unrealized, unreal, contrary-to-fact, or unlikely in the present or future Imperfect Generally the conditional, but may be the same as in English Unrealized, unreal, contrary-to-fact, or unlikely in the past Plus-que-parfait Generally the past conditional, but may be the same as the tense used in English...
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