When to choose one form of the Imperfect Subjunctive over the other

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When to choose one form of the Imperfect Subjunctive over the other

How common is the second form of the imperfect subjunctive in everyday language? I.E. The conjugation that has 'iese' for ER/IR verbs and 'ase' for AR verbs.  Do native speakers favor one over the other?

Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Jim,

In Spain both conjugations (-ra and -se) are equally used. However our understanding is that in Latin American Spanish the conjugation with endings -se is far less common than -ra and only used in written formal texts. 

Saludos

Inma

When to choose one form of the Imperfect Subjunctive over the other

How common is the second form of the imperfect subjunctive in everyday language? I.E. The conjugation that has 'iese' for ER/IR verbs and 'ase' for AR verbs.  Do native speakers favor one over the other?

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