Perfect tense querer?

StuartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Perfect tense querer?

Hola,

Would that work in this case (if we saw ourselves in the current timeframe), and if it did, would it be that you could choose to either follow it with the present or the imperfect subjunctive?

He querido que vinieras conmigo de compras.

He querido que vengas conmigo de compras.

I wanted you to come shopping with me.

Gracias,

Asked 5 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Stuart,

Yes, it would work with both, the imperfect and the present subjunctive. If we used these sentences using the perfect tense of querer, we would be referring to a time frame where we still see us inside it, as you suggest. 

In terms of choosing the present or the imperfect subjunctive after "he querido que..." I don't think the meaning changes. There is actually no reference to a specific time (that you went shopping with me when?) This is because "he querido" is very vague, not specific. 

Perfect tense querer?

Hola,

Would that work in this case (if we saw ourselves in the current timeframe), and if it did, would it be that you could choose to either follow it with the present or the imperfect subjunctive?

He querido que vinieras conmigo de compras.

He querido que vengas conmigo de compras.

I wanted you to come shopping with me.

Gracias,

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