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Était changé (littéraire)

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(s’il n’avait pas plu, l’avenir) était changé : (if it hadn’t rained, the future) would have been changed, would have been different littéraire

This usage of the imparfait (était) to mean "would have been…" is very literary and somewhat old-fashioned. In modern French, we would use the conditionnel passé: aurait été (changé).

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