still not getting the clue.

RobertB1Kwiziq community member

still not getting the clue.

I can't seem to get it right.

No me queda mucho dinero ________ tengo para dos cervezas más.

How come this should be 'pero'. I thought it was a substitute. First clause is negative and replaced by another, positive clause, hence I thought 'sino que'. Can one please point me to the critical part that would make me understand the difference? I feel so dumb.


Thank you in advance!


Asked 5 days ago
RobertB1Kwiziq community member

After looking further, sino is used where the first (negative) is incorrect/false. More than just negative. It needs to be corrected to a true statement. Whereas when the negative clause is true in itself (no tengo mucho dinero), it does not need to be corrected, and thus pero suffices. Is that getting close?

still not getting the clue.

I can't seem to get it right.

No me queda mucho dinero ________ tengo para dos cervezas más.

How come this should be 'pero'. I thought it was a substitute. First clause is negative and replaced by another, positive clause, hence I thought 'sino que'. Can one please point me to the critical part that would make me understand the difference? I feel so dumb.


Thank you in advance!


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