In the question:
They will be very cold when they go to Scotland next December.
It seems to me that this is a quite certain plan, like one of the examples here: ‘ Cuando voy de vacaciones a Tenerife me hospedo en el hotel Olimpia.’
So I thought the answer should be in the indicative:
Tendrán mucho frío cuando irán a Escocia el próximo diciembre.
But the correct answer was in the subjunctive:
Tendrán mucho frío cuando vayan a Escocia el próximo diciembre.
Why is that? Is it a mistake?
In this sentence:
"Tendrán mucho frío cuando vayan a Escocia el próximo diciembre."
we can see that "cuando vayan" is referring to a future event; something that hasn't happened.
This triggers the subjunctive.
However here in this sentence:
"Cuando voy de vacaciones a Tenerife me hospedo en el hotel Olimpia."
we can see that the action actually happens. "Every time I go to Tenerife..., I stay at hotel Olimpia."
It tells us this talking about a habit.
I hope this clarified it.
I'm very confused, I used vayan and got it wrong.
I checked your tests from 6th June and I can see that the answer chosen by you from the dropdown menu was the wrong one using "irán", not "vayan". Maybe you misread it.
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