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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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- Spring '08