En cambio preceded by a full stop?

ChrisB2Kwiziq community member

En cambio preceded by a full stop?

The lesson says that sentences can't start with "en cambio", but it also says that "en cambio" can be preceded by a full stop (which I understand to be a period).  Am I missing something?  Thanks!

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Chris

En cambio can start a sentence so you can have something like:

El apartamento estaba muy limpio, el agua de la piscina siempre estaba fría. 

It's allowed to start the new sentence with En cambio, as you can see, although it's a lot more common to find a semi-colon before, and a comma after:

El apartamento estaba muy limpio; en cambio, el agua de la piscina siempre estaba fría. 

However, en cambio cannot introduce the first clause:

En cambio el agua de la piscina siempre estaba fría, el apartamento estaba muy limpio. (this is incorrect)

With Mientras que, we can do this. 

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Chris asked:View original

En cambio preceded by a full stop?

The lesson says that sentences can't start with "en cambio", but it also says that "en cambio" can be preceded by a full stop (which I understand to be a period).  Am I missing something?  Thanks!

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