re: Use of que

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re: Use of que

Question re: So as to not fall in the water.

Kwizbot     para que no nos caigamos en el agua.
You   para que no caernos en el agua.

You could also say: para no caernos en el agua.

Hola,

I was very curious to see that  the “que” was dropped  in the 2nd answer.  

Could you please explain why?   And why it is needed in the first sentence and would not be used in my answer.

Thank you so much!

Nicole

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Nicole,

If we use "para que" (in order to, so that...) the presence of "que" will trigger the subjunctive. "...para que no nos caigamos". If we use "para" with no "que", then you need an infinitive: "...para no caernos". 

This lesson is about using para que + subjunctive. Have a look here.

This other lesson is a basic lesson on "para + infinitive" (without "que")

Saludos

Inma

re: Use of que

Question re: So as to not fall in the water.

Kwizbot     para que no nos caigamos en el agua.
You   para que no caernos en el agua.

You could also say: para no caernos en el agua.

Hola,

I was very curious to see that  the “que” was dropped  in the 2nd answer.  

Could you please explain why?   And why it is needed in the first sentence and would not be used in my answer.

Thank you so much!

Nicole

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