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|English to French translations [Non-PRO]|
|English term or phrase: Backshift|
|This is a linguistic (grammatical term)for which I need the exact translation in French. It means that the verb goes back one tense in a conditional clause or a reported proposition as in :"I can't come". "He said he couln't come".|
603 days confidence:
Leave it in English! I have looked up the Bon Usage, many other French grammars., I think it doesn't exist.
But I found an interesting hompepage
She worte: Le verbe introducteur est au prétérit, mais le backshift ne s'applique ici...
Local time: 12:42
Native speaker of: German
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