The conditional is used after the following conjunctions of time when the verb in the main clause is

The conditional is used after the following conjunctions of time when the verb in the main clause is

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The conditional is used after the following conjunctions of time when the verb in the  main clause is in the conditional, even if English uses the past tense: quand, lorsque, au moment où  (when)  dès que, aussitôt que  (as soon as)  pendant que, tandis que  (while)  Elle lirait l'article lorsqu'  (  quand, au moment où elle aurait le temps.  (She  would read the article when she had the time.)  Dès que  (  Aussitôt que vous le lui expliqueriez, elle le comprendrait.  (As  soon as you explained it to her, she would understand it.)  The conditional is used after  au cas où  (in case) even if English uses the present:  Je ne sortirai pas au cas où il téléphonerait.  (I won't go out in case he calls.) 
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Unformatted text preview: The conditional is used to soften a request, a desire, or a demand: Pourrais-tu m'aider? (Could you help me?) J'aimerais voyager. (I would like to travel.) Je voudrais vous parler. (I would like to speak to you.) The conditional is used to express a possible action or condition in the present: Quel temps ferait-il? Il ferait froid. (What could the weather be like? It could be cold.) The conditional may be used by reporters and journalists to describe an action that is unsure or not known to be true: Le prsident voyagerait en Afrique. (It is rumored [alleged, said] that the president will travel to Africa.)...
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