Si mes rêves se réalisent,
j’aurai mon propre garage
à 30 ans.
If my dreams come true I will have my own
garage when I am 30 years old.
Si j’ai de l’argent je
If I have money I will travel.
Si j’ai de bonnes notes,
j’irai à l’université.
If I have good marks I will go to
Si je continue mes
études de français, je
travaillerai en France.
If I continue studying french, I will
work in France.
Si + Present tense then
followed by what you are
going to do in the future.
This kind of sentence using si implies that
what you are talking about is probable or quite
likely to happen.
NB: Si can’t be followed directly by the
future tense.
Try these examples:
1) If I can, I will study music.
Si je peux, j’étudierai la
2) If we don’t speak french, we will not be able to
travel to france.
Si on ne parle pas le français, on ne pourra pas voyager
en France.
3) I am going to get married if I find a someone that I
Je me marrierai si je trouve quelqu’un que j’aime.
NB: The si part of the sentence doesn’t always have to be at
the beginning , it can also come as the second part of the
sentence like we see in example 3.
S’il gagnait au loto, il partirait
en France.
If he was to win lotto, he would go to France.
Si j’habitais en Europe, je
pourrais parler courrament
trois langues.
If I was to live in Europe, I would be able to
speak three languages fluently.
Si je me marriais, j’aurais
quatre enfants.
If I was to get married, I would have four
Si je ferais le tour du monde,
je visiterais beaucoup de
If I was to go on a world tour, I would visit
lots of countries.
What tenses are these
sentences using with si?
Si + imperfect, followed by
the conditional.
What meaning does this
That what you say in the second half
of the sentence with out the si is
possible, but it is not definite that it
is going to happen.
Try these examples:
1) If I was to earn lots of money I could retire when I am 30.
2) If my brother was to live in New Zealand, I would visit him more often.
3) If I was to do volunteer work in Africa, I would meet lots of interesting people.
There are three ways of using si in sentences in French and today we have
seen two of them.
1) Si + present tense followed by the second part in the future tense:
Eg: Si j’ai de l’argent je voyagerai: If I have money, I will travel.
This use of ‘si’ implies that the thing in the second part of the sentence
will happen if the thing in the si clause happens first – it implies that it
is probable.
2) Si + imperfect tense, followed by the second part in the conditional
Eg: Si je faisais le tour du monde, je visiterais beaucoup de pays: If I
was to go on a world tour, I would visit lots of countries.
This use of si implies that there is a possibility of the thing happening.
Both these constructions can be used when talking about our future
plans and are very good year 12 structures!
Write three sentences of each
of these kinds of “si”
structures that you might be
able to use when talking about
your future plans.

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