Ve vs vea

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Ve vs vea

Hola,

In the sentence 'if my wife sees me dressed like that...', is the subjunctive vea acceptable since it hasn't actually happened yet?

Gracias,

Benhur

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Benhur

I'm afraid we can't use the subjunctive vea here because with si clauses using the present tense (even though it is something one sees as a possibility/future thing, as you are saying) we need the indicative:

Si mi mujer me ve vestido así... 

If my wife sees me dressed like this...

You can use the Imperfect Subjunctive, and then the conditional tense, to express this:

Si mi mujer me viera/viese vestido así, no pararía de reirse.

If my wife saw me (were to see me) dressed like this, she wouldn't stop laughing. 

Have a look at these two Kwiziq lesson on si clauses:

Si + present indicative

Si + imperfect subjunctive

I hope this clarifies it.

Saludos 

Inma

 

 

Ve vs vea

Hola,

In the sentence 'if my wife sees me dressed like that...', is the subjunctive vea acceptable since it hasn't actually happened yet?

Gracias,

Benhur

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