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¿Cuáles de las siguientes frases son correctas? 1. Si hubieran tenido más cuidado, no habría pasado lo que pasó. 2. Si hubieran tenido más cuidado, no hubiera pasado lo que pasó. 3. Me iría si pudiera. 4. Me iba si pudiera.
Oct 16, 2016 7:00 AM
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This is certainly a good one! I have been thinking precisely about these kinds of sentences and I guess that they may be difficult for learners of Spanish. The gramatically correct sentences are 1 and 3. However, we Spanish native speakers also express this like 2 and 4 when talking. If you have to do an essay, I would advise you against writing sentences like 2 and 4, so steer clear of them when writing. If you have to use them when talking, I think you can say all of them. As I said, for us Spanish speakers, "Me iría si pudiera" (gramatically correct) is quite the same as "Me iba si pudiera" (gramatically incorrect). I think no one will ever say something if you SAY the gramatically incorrect ones.
October 16, 2016
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