sino versus sino que

LisaB1Kwiziq community member

sino versus sino que

Do I need to use sino que when any conjugated verb follows, or only when the conjugated verb is different from the conjugated verb in the first clause? If the verbs are the same (vas a +infinitive) which is correct?

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Lisa 

If there is an explicit conjugated verb (whichever tense it is) you need sino que. However, if you have two verbs conjugated that are the same, we normally drop the verb as it sounds redundant and simply use sino:

No voy a ir al gimnasio sino que voy a ir a la playa. 

(unnecessary to repeat the verb) 

No voy a ir al gimnasio sino a la playa.

(more common and natural)

Saludos

sino versus sino que

Do I need to use sino que when any conjugated verb follows, or only when the conjugated verb is different from the conjugated verb in the first clause? If the verbs are the same (vas a +infinitive) which is correct?

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