Using El Imperfecto Subjuntivo in hypothetical clauses introduced by si followed by El Condicional Simple

BeckyB1Kwiziq community member

Using El Imperfecto Subjuntivo in hypothetical clauses introduced by si followed by El Condicional Simple

The question was :  How would you say "If you did some exercise, you would lose weight faster." ?  I understand the principle of using the subjunctive followed by the conditional simple.  I don't understand why there are 2 answers.

Si hicieras más ejercicio, perderías peso más rápido.Si hicieses más ejercicio, perderías peso más rápido.Becky

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InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Becky

This is because there are two equally correct conjugations for El Imperfecto de Subjuntivo. Here is the lesson dealing with this:

Conjugate Spanish verbs in the Spanish imperfect subjunctive tense (El Imperfecto de Subjuntivo)

Hope it helps

Inma

InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Evan,

 

Not with the imperfect subjunctive si clauses, but with the pluperfect subjunctive and perfect conditional ones. You can use the pluperfect subjunctive in both clauses. Have a look here to see the explanation. 

Saludos

EvanB2Kwiziq community member

Hola!  I have a question about the matching up of the imperfect subjunctive and the conditional.  I've also seen sentences matched up with si, imperfect subjunctive, imperfect subjunctive, substituting out the conditional with another imperfect subjunctive verb.  I've heard that this is common in speech, but not actually correct?  If you could please point me in the right direction, that would be great!  Thank you in advance!

Using El Imperfecto Subjuntivo in hypothetical clauses introduced by si followed by El Condicional Simple

The question was :  How would you say "If you did some exercise, you would lose weight faster." ?  I understand the principle of using the subjunctive followed by the conditional simple.  I don't understand why there are 2 answers.

Si hicieras más ejercicio, perderías peso más rápido.Si hicieses más ejercicio, perderías peso más rápido.Becky

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