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 président voyagerait en Afrique. (It is rumored [alleged, said] that the president will travel to Africa.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.
- Spring '08