Question about explanation and examples

StephenC1Kwiziq community member

Question about explanation and examples

In the examples using past actions in the main clause, either the pretérito imperfecto or the pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo are used. However, in the explanation it says the pretérito indefinido or the plusucmaperfecto.

Asked 8 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Stephen

The explanation is saying that the clause with por si acaso uses "past tenses" (different ones) - when we are mentioning specifically the pretérito indefinido and the pluscuamperfecto we are referring to the main clause. See this example in that block of information:

Le di el dinero que le debía por si acaso se me olvidaba después.

I gave him the money I owed him just in case I forgot later.

 

Le di el dinero (main clause, using the indefinido),  por si acaso se me olvidaba (subordinate clause, using the imperfect [a past tense])

Saludos

Inma

 

Question about explanation and examples

In the examples using past actions in the main clause, either the pretérito imperfecto or the pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo are used. However, in the explanation it says the pretérito indefinido or the plusucmaperfecto.

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