Introduction to the verb coaliser
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The English translation of the French verb coaliser is “to unite/to ally”. The infinitive form of the verb is pronounced “koh-ah-lee-zay”.
Coaliser comes from the French word “coalition”, meaning “coalition” or “alliance”. It is most often used in everyday French to talk about various groups or individuals coming together for a common purpose or goal.
In the Conditionnel Passé tense, coaliser is often used to express a hypothetical or future action in the past. Here are three examples of its usage in this tense, along with their English translations:
- Si nous avions pu coaliser nos forces, nous aurions gagné la bataille. (If we had been able to unite our forces, we would have won the battle.)
- J’aurais aimé que les partis politiques se coalisent pour trouver une solution commune. (I wish the political parties had united to find a common solution.)
- Si tu t’étais coalisé avec les autres travailleurs, vous auriez obtenu de meilleures conditions de travail. (If you had allied yourself with the other workers, you would have obtained better working conditions.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of coaliser
||Si j’avais su, je me serais coalisé.
||If I had known, I would have joined.
||Tu aurais coalisé avec moi.
||You would have allied with me.
||Il aurait coalisé avec son équipe.
||He would have teamed up with his team.
||Elle aurait coalisé pour une cause juste.
||She would have united for a just cause.
||On aurait coalisé pour l’environnement.
||One would have joined for the environment.
||Nous aurions coalisé nos efforts.
||We would have pooled our efforts.
||Vous auriez coalisé avec la société.
||You would have cooperated with the company.
||Ils auraient coalisé pour leurs droits.
||They would have joined for their rights.
||Elles auraient coalisé pour la paix.
||They (female) would have united for peace.
Other Conjugations for Coaliser.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaliser
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Coaliser – About the French Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense
The French “Conditionnel Passé” is a compound tense used to express hypothetical or unreal actions in the past. It is formed by combining the conditional of the auxiliary verb “avoir” or “être” and the past participle of the main verb.
Start with the conditional of the auxiliary verb: For most verbs, use “aurais” (for “avoir”) or “serais” (for “être”) as the conditional form.
With “avoir”: j’aurais, tu aurais, il/elle/on aurait, nous aurions, vous auriez, ils/elles auraient.
With “être”: je serais, tu serais, il/elle/on serait, nous serions, vous seriez, ils/elles seraient.
Add the past participle of the main verb to this conditional form.
For example, if you want to say “I would have done,” you would use “j’aurais fait.” If you want to say “She would have gone,” you would use “elle serait allée.”
Common Everyday Usage Patterns
Expressing Unreal Past Scenarios
The Conditionnel Passé is often used to talk about actions that did not happen in the past, but you are speculating about what would have occurred if they had. It’s a way to discuss hypothetical situations in the past.
Si j’avais su, je t’aurais aidé. (If I had known, I would have helped you.)
Il serait venu s’il avait eu le temps. (He would have come if he had had the time.)
Polite Requests or Suggestions
It can be used to make polite requests or suggestions in the past.
Pourriez-vous m’aider, s’il vous plaît ? (Could you have helped me, please?)
Expressing Doubt or Uncertainty
It can convey doubt or uncertainty regarding past events.
Il aurait peut-être oublié notre rendez-vous. (He might have forgotten our appointment.)
Interactions with Other Tenses
You can use the Conditionnel Passé in combination with the conditional present to describe past actions that were hypothetical at the time they were spoken about. J’aurais aimé que tu m’appelles hier. (I would have liked you to call me yesterday.)
Indicative Past Tenses
You might use the Conditionnel Passé alongside indicative past tenses like the passé composé to contrast hypothetical and real past events. Il est venu hier, mais s’il avait pu, il serait venu la semaine dernière. (He came yesterday, but if he could have, he would have come last week.)
In some cases, you can use the Conditionnel Passé in combination with the conditional future to discuss unreal past events that could have consequences in the future. Si j’avais réussi mon examen, j’aurais un meilleur travail. (If I had passed my exam, I would have a better job.)
In summary, the Conditionnel Passé is used to express hypothetical or unreal actions in the past. It is often used in conjunction with other tenses to convey various nuances in French, allowing speakers to discuss imaginary past scenarios, make polite requests, or express doubt about past events.
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