Es improbable que ________ de la oficina antes de las 5.

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Es improbable que ________ de la oficina antes de las 5.

The choices include c) salgan and d) hayan salido.  Aren't both of these subjunctive? The correct answer was c), salgan. I read through the lesson fairly thoroughly and don't see why hayan salido would not be correct as well. What am I missing? Thanks!

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Connie

They are both subjunctive, you're right. But if you look at what the translation says:

It is unlikely that they will leave the office before 5.

we are expressing a future event here; the option "hayan salido" would express a past event, as if saying "it's unlikely that they left/have left the office before 5."

I hope it clarified it.

Saludos

 

Es improbable que ________ de la oficina antes de las 5.

The choices include c) salgan and d) hayan salido.  Aren't both of these subjunctive? The correct answer was c), salgan. I read through the lesson fairly thoroughly and don't see why hayan salido would not be correct as well. What am I missing? Thanks!

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