When do you use (de) or que)

MelissaA2Kwiziq community member

When do you use (de) or que)

Hi,

I don't understand why some of these phrases have "de" or "que" in parentheses - what does this mean? 

 antes (de) que (before), con tal (de) que (provided that), mientras (que)

Are there certain times when you would use the words in parentheses or not use them? I'm confused as to why this isn't explained.

Thank you!

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Melissa,

The words in brackets mean that you can use them or you can omit them. It would be equally correct either way.

Saludos,

Inma

When do you use (de) or que)

Hi,

I don't understand why some of these phrases have "de" or "que" in parentheses - what does this mean? 

 antes (de) que (before), con tal (de) que (provided that), mientras (que)

Are there certain times when you would use the words in parentheses or not use them? I'm confused as to why this isn't explained.

Thank you!

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