I have a question I'm learning about the inversion in the conditional present and I was wondering about these two sentences?
Why do you not conjugate passer?
(Could we) passer Chez vous après le spectacle? Pourrions- nous is the answer
But with this sentence
(Would he) signer cette pétition? Signerait- il would be the answer
I'm very confused and help would be greatly appreciated
I think I can see your problem here and it is not the inversion of subject and verb.
Could = verb pouvoir in the conditional
Would = any verb in the conditional
Pourriez-vous me passer le sel SVP ? = Could you pass me the salt, please
Me passeriez-vous le sel SVP ? = Would you pass me the salt, please?
Pourrais-tu me donner l'adresse de Marie ? = Could you give Marie's address?
Me donnerais-tu l'adresse de Marie ? = Would you give me Marie's address?
Hope this helps!
Oh my God Cecile thank you so much it definitely explains a lot more now thank you again!!
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