Bonjour, I need to change the following sentence it into the passive voice. Here is the sentence: Ce fait pourrait expliquer son absence My attempt: Son absence pourrait être expliquée par ce fait. I have a feeling that the tenses of them three words are just not compatible. I want to say "could be explained" but don't want to use "peut" as that would translate as "can be explained by". Or am I just totally wrong? Merci en pour vos suggestions en avance!