Conditional with preferir?

JonathanKC1Kwiziq community member

Conditional with preferir?

If the construction starts with “si prefieres X....” isn’t “si preferías X...” also correct?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Ashlyn

They are different tenses so, for example:

Si prefieres ir al cine, podemos ir.

If you prefer to go to the cinema, we can go.

Si preferirías ir al cine, podemos ir. 

If you'd prefer/if you'd rather go to the cinema, we can go. 

¿Qué prefieres hacer? 

What do you prefer to do?

¿Qué preferirías hacer? 

What would you rather do?

We tend to use more the present tense than the conditional though. 

I hope it's clearer now.

Saludos

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Jonathan

You can also start a sentence with "si preferías..." but this is a different tense to "si prefieres". I'm not sure what you are referring to specifically. Can you expand?

Inma

AshlynA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

is 'if you would prefer' the same as 'if you prefer' in Spanish language?

Conditional with preferir?

If the construction starts with “si prefieres X....” isn’t “si preferías X...” also correct?

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