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Questions tagged [temps-grammatical]

Présent, passé simple, imparfait, futur, etc.

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“Et si en plus d’être fatiguée, tu es/étais perdue ?”: How does the change from “es” to “étais” affect the meaning of this specific conditional?

Et si en plus d’être fatiguée, tu es perdue ? Here, I mean it as a near-rhetorical, "what (will you do) if ...?" question, but if I want to increase the level of hypotheticality by a few notches, is ...
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would the use of 'peut' and 'être' change based on context?

I was wondering if this translation is one I could use in French. To give some context, the phrase would be said in reply to another person saying something along the lines of 'where were you?/I've ...