El pluscuamperfecto subj. vs. condicional

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El pluscuamperfecto subj. vs. condicional

 When I look at these two examples from the English to the Spanish there is no clear indication of why  the pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo is being used vs. the condicional.


Si no hubiésemos comprado esta casa, hubiésemos tenido más dinero para vacaciones.

If we hadn't bought this house, we would have had more money for holidays.


Si no hubiéramos comprado esta casa habríamos tenido más dinero para vacaciones.

If we hadn't bought this house we would have had more money for holidays.


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MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The lesson says that either can be used. The choice would be the preference of the speaker/writer.

El pluscuamperfecto subj. vs. condicional

 When I look at these two examples from the English to the Spanish there is no clear indication of why  the pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo is being used vs. the condicional.


Si no hubiésemos comprado esta casa, hubiésemos tenido más dinero para vacaciones.

If we hadn't bought this house, we would have had more money for holidays.


Si no hubiéramos comprado esta casa habríamos tenido más dinero para vacaciones.

If we hadn't bought this house we would have had more money for holidays.


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