The sequence of tenses when the main verb is in the present tense
• for an action happening before the main one, we use a past tense (generally the imparfait or the passé composé).
Tu te rappelles quand on habitait à Paris ? présent → imparfait Do you remember when we used to live in Paris?
Je crois que Victor va bientôt être malade. présent → futur proche I think Victor is going to be ill soon.
Gérard nous demande pourquoi nous n’irons pas à la réunion. Gérard is asking us why we won’t go to the meeting.
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