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Cuando vean que no llega el avión a la hora anunciada, se irá cada uno a sus asuntos.

the context is that the plane IS delayed, but not for very long yet.
is this sentence right?
why not use "lleque" here?

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Base language: English
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    You have two different structures there:

    When NOUN X, then NOUN Y. (X and Y represent verbs) X must be subjunctive.

    Cuando el avión llegue(X), todos estarán(Y) felices
    Then the plane comes, everybody will be happy.

    Cuando tengas(X) tiempo, podrás venir(Y) a visitarme.
    When you have time, you will be able to come visit me.

    But in the structure:

    When NOUN X that NOUN Y, then NOUN Z. (X, Y and Z represent verbs). X must be in subjunctive, but Y cannot be subjunctive. In your sentence:

    Cuando vean(X) que no llega(Y) el avión, se irá(Z) cada uno a sus asuntos.


    X is in subjunctive
    Y is conjugated in third person (the plane is "él" in Spanish)
    Z is conjugated in future tense.

    Cuando mi tío vea(X) que tengo(Y) frío, me pasará(Z) su chaqueta.

    When my uncle see that I am cold, he will give me his jacket.

    Cuando él sepa(X) que haces(Y) tu trabajo, confiará(Z) en ti.

    When he knows that you do your job, he will trust you.

    I hope this helps.
    (I had to repeat the answer because the letters did not show up in the right position).

    i think the avion no llega is a fact. equal a ver algo.

     

    You have two different structures there:

    When NOUN X, then NOUN Y. (X and Y represent verbs) X must be subjunctive.

    Cuando el avión llegue, todos estarán felices
    Then the plane comes, everybody will be happy.

    Cuando tengas tiempo, podrás venir a visitarme.
    When you have time, you will be able to come visit me.

    But in the structure:

    When NOUN X that NOUN Y, then NOUN Z. (X, Y and Z represent verbs). X must be in subjunctive, but Y cannot be subjunctive. In your sentence:

    Cuando vean que no llega el avión, se irá cada uno a sus asuntos.
    X Y Z

    X is in subjunctive
    Y is conjugated in third person (the plane is "él" in Spanish)
    Z is conjugated in future tense.

    Cuando mi tío vea que tengo frío, me pasará su chaqueta.
    X Y Z
    When my uncle see that I am cold, he will give me his jacket.

    Cuando él sepa que haces tu trabajo, confiará en ti.
    X Y Z
    When he knows that you do your job, he will trust you.

    I hope this helps.

    If you use llegue it´s correct too.
    Cuando vean que no llegue el avión a la hora indicada se irá cada uno a sus asuntos.

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