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  • When we use ‘si’, there are certain sequences of tenses that are needed afterwards.

1) If I go to Spain, I will eat some paella.  (If + present tense, future tense)

                        Si je vais en Espagne, je mangerai de la paella.

2) If I went to Spain, I would eat paella. (If + imperfect tense, conditional)

                        Si j’allais en Espagne, je mangerais de la paella.

3) If I had gone to Spain, I would have eaten some paella.

                                                                     (If + pluperfect tense, conditional perfect)

                         Si j’étais allé en Espagne, j’aurais mangé de la paella.


Traduis les phrases suivantes en français.

Sequence 1 (present tense + future)

 1. If he wants to ski, he will go to the Alps.

 2. If I drink water, I will stay healthy.

 3. If we go to New-York, we will arrive at 11 o’clock.

Sequence 2 (Imperfect + conditional)

 1. If I was visiting France, I would go to Paris.

 2. If I was smoking too much, I would be ill.

 3. If we were arriving early, we would eat at a good restaurant.

Sequence 3 (pluperfect + past conditional)

 1. If I had stayed in a bed & breakfast, I would have slept well.

 2. If he had had more chance, he would have taken the train on time.

 3. If we had gone out in London, we would have had more fun.


Sequence 1 (present tense + future)

 1. S’ il veut skier, il ira dans les Alpes.

 2. Si je bois de l’eau, je resterai sain.

 3. Si nous allons à New-York, nous arriverons à 11 heures.

Sequence 2 (Imperfect + conditional)

 1. Si je visitais la France, j’irais à Paris.

 2. Si je fumais trop, je serais malade.

 3. Si nous arrivions tôt, nous mangerions dans un bon restaurant.

Sequence 3 (pluperfect + past conditional)

 1. Si j’étais resté dans une chambre d’hôte, j’aurais bien dormi.

 2. S’il avait eu plus de chance, il aurait pris le train à l’heure.

 3. Si nous étions allés à Londres, nous nous serions amusés.