The Conditionnel Passé The conditionnel passé (past conditional) is used to express what would have taken place in the past had some other action, event, or situation occurred. Forming the conditionnel passé The conditionnel passé is formed by using the conditional of the helping verb ( avoir or être ) + the past participle of the action being performed. Conditionnel passé observes the same rules of agreement as the passé composé . The past conditional tells what the subject would have done: • Je l'aurais salué, mais je ne l'ai pas vu. (I would have greeted him, but I didn't see him.) • Elles seraient arrivées à l'heure, mais leur voiture était en panne. (They would have arrived on time, but their car broke down.) • Anne se serait déjà réveillée, mais son réveil n'a pas marché.
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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.