Same subject, use subjunctive with "si"?

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Same subject, use subjunctive with "si"?

In this example we have the same subject in both clauses, but still use the subjunctive:

Te pondrías muy triste si me vieras sufrir.

Is this because "si" is used?  Would it still use the subjunctive if we use "que" in the above sentence?


Thanks.

Asked 11 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Marcos

With this specific sentence you would need the infinitive, not a que clause, in order to make sense. 

Te pondrías muy triste si me vieras sufrir.

Te pondría muy triste verme sufrir. 

To use "que" it would have to change to:

Te pondría muy triste que yo sufriera

But this is to do with the nature of this sentence. For other sentences you can replace si with que, for example:

Me encantaría que vinera Carlos.

Me encantaría si viniera Carlos. 

Saludos

Inma

Same subject, use subjunctive with "si"?

In this example we have the same subject in both clauses, but still use the subjunctive:

Te pondrías muy triste si me vieras sufrir.

Is this because "si" is used?  Would it still use the subjunctive if we use "que" in the above sentence?


Thanks.

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