Aprobar in PRESENT subjunctive, not imperfect

RemyB2Kwiziq community member

Aprobar in PRESENT subjunctive, not imperfect

This example is wrong, no? Quizá Miguel no aprobara.

This is in the imperfect subjunctive. Shouldn't it be apruebe?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Remy

You can use quizás with the present subjunctive or the imperfect subjunctive, but they refer to different things. Using the present subjunctive means that you are referring to a future action:

Quizás Miguel no apruebe.

He may not pass (in the future, he hasn't done the exam yet)

Quizás Miguel no aprobara.

He may not have passed (he already did the exam and we doubt if he passed or not)

Saludos

Inma

Aprobar in PRESENT subjunctive, not imperfect

This example is wrong, no? Quizá Miguel no aprobara.

This is in the imperfect subjunctive. Shouldn't it be apruebe?

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