Need to put probabilty on quiz

MarcosC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Need to put probabilty on quiz

There's a quiz question that I got wrong because there is no indication whether the speaker sees the event as probable or not.  A note on this would help so we don't have to guess.

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Marcos

You got this one incorrect:

Escribe la dirección del hotel, por si ___. 

(se te olvida / se te olvide)

The only possibility here is the indicative "se te olvida" even without mentioning what grade of probability, as the present subjunctive is never an option with por si/por si acaso. There is a short important note by the end of the lesson (I imagine you missed it when reading through the lesson)

I hope it clarifies it.

Saludos

MarcosC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Aha, I wasn’t seeing the distiction between the use of the imperfect subjunctive and that of not using the present subjunctive.  For some reason I was just thinking of the subjunctive mood in a generic way.  Thanks for helping me resolve this issue.

Need to put probabilty on quiz

There's a quiz question that I got wrong because there is no indication whether the speaker sees the event as probable or not.  A note on this would help so we don't have to guess.

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