Futur simple Vs conditionnel present

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Damien

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3 October 2018

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Futur simple Vs conditionnel present

The tip says to decide between je form  for future simple and conditionnel present for pouvoir by comparing  'i will have to' with 'i could'. I thought 'i will have to' is 'je devrais' and future simple for pouvoir would translate to 'i will be able to'

This relates to:
Conjugate pouvoir in Le Conditionnel Présent = could (conditional mood) -

Chris

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3 October 2018

3/10/18

You are correct, Damien:

Je devrai ranger ma chambre. -- I will have to clean up my room.
Je pourrai ranger ma chambre. -- I will be able to clean up my room.

Je devrais ranger ma chambre. -- I should clean up my room.
Je pourrais ranger ma chambre. -- I would be able to clean up my room.

P.S.: Note the addidional "-s" in the conditional.

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