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Could you tell me why it is subjuntivo that follows the expression:
"No dudo de que..."?
The full extract is:
"Antes de dormir pásabamos un buen rato por el taller del Belga, un anciano pavoroso que apareció en Aracataca después de la primers guerra mundial, y no dudo de que fuera belga por el recuerdo que tengo de sus acento aturdido y sus nostalgias de navegante" ("VIVIR PARA CONTARLA" by Gabriel García Márquez)
Doesn't "No dudo de que..." imply certainty?
This seems like a completed action, or at least a completed period of time:
Él no veía nada antes de la operación.
Why do we use the imperfect here?
In the quiz asking for “half a sandwich”, I put “la mitad de un bocadillo” instead of “medio bocadillo” and was marked incorrect.
Is my answer in fact incorrect or just not what the answer was looking for? When we say “half a sandwich” in English, my understanding is that it is really shorthand for “half (of) a sandwich” and so I thought either “la mitad de” or “medio” would be correct - perhaps that is not true in Spanish?
Thanks in advance for your explanation.
In another unrelated lesson, a quiz sentence states, 'No me queda mucho dinero pero tengo para dos cervezas más.' Where does this sentence fit in the various meanings of quedar, as explained in this lesson?
Is there a reason why "cuento" cannot be used for "story."
My translator says that "cuento" is used for a fictional tale and "historia" is used for a narrative account. I always thought that they were more or less interchangeable.
The first sentence says "Relative pronouns, whether Spanish or English, are introduced by a relative pronoun.", I think it's meant to say "Relative clauses, whether Spanish or English, are introduced by a relative pronoun."
Could the same sentence be used to refer to the past?
For example: Anoche fuimos a una fiesta. Después de la fiesta llamamos a un taxi.