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Old October 27, 2013, 06:03 PM
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Conditional?

I have homework where I have a situation and then have to form a question with the subjunctive and answer it. For example this sentence:

Estás haciendo las compras en el supermercado.
¿Qué harás en caso de que avisen por el altavoz que un niño se ha perdido?

I would answer it like this for example:
Buscaría al niño.

But I am not sure if I am supposed to use the conditional in reply to a subjunctive clause.
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Old October 27, 2013, 08:30 PM
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The main clause in the question is framed in the future tense. The subjunctive clause is appropriately framed in the present subjunctive.

Your answer should reference the main clause, not the subjunctive clause, so you should answer in the future tense. (You could use a pronoun in your reply instead of repeating the object.)
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Old October 27, 2013, 08:40 PM
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Oh I see, thanks Rusty!

Le buscaré.
Is that correct?
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The verb is correctly conjugated. You need to use another pronoun, though.
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Lo buscaré.

It is a direct object.
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Lo buscaré.

It is a direct object.
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Old October 27, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Perfect! Thanks for your help.
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@Zuma: Although I fully agree with Rusty about the use of the direct object pronoun, in Spain they would say "le" for a person; so if this is an exercise for a European teacher, then you may be asked to use "le buscaría" instead.
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Old October 28, 2013, 11:23 PM
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Thanks Angelica, I have a Peruvian teacher. I assume the use of the conditional was an oversight and it should be future?
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@Zuma: Although I fully agree with Rusty about the use of the direct object pronoun, in part of Spain (a minority with media) they would say "le" for a person; so if this is an exercise for a European teacher, then you may be asked to use "le buscaría" instead.

That's a typical misconception.


Gracias a Dios no todos los españoles somos leístas. Por desgracia, la RAE lo admite basándose en tres hechos cuestionables:

1) Es un fenómeno antiguo propio de la zona central-norte de España.
2) Muchos periodistas y escritores (que debieran sin embargo dar ejemplo) lo usan como seña del identidad y exaltación.
3) El 90% de los miembros de la RAE son leístas. O sea...

Motivos personales por los cuales nunca debió ser admitido:

1) Favoritismo: Admitir esa peculiaridad por ser propia de Castilla (supuesto origen) y no las restantes oriundas de otras comunidades es un ejemplo de cómo unas comunidades gozan de un "acento" más respetado que otras. Esto es evidente en la actual política española.

2) Injusticia: Yo, como escritor, no tengo derecho a escribir en narrativa las características dialectales de mi zona. Algunos del norte sólo hacen uso de sus "derechos", sino que encima se atreven a corregirte por sonar "latino" (mi tierra fue la colonizadora de la mayor parte de Latinoamérica).

Ejemplo de cómo se diría algo en la capital de mi ciudad, Sevilla:

Estándar: Me ha gustado que fuerais a casa de Francisco y a visitar la plaza de toros.

Dialectal: Ma gustao que fueraih a ca () Fransisco y a visitá la plasa () toroh.


Irónicamente, nosotros contamos con más rasgos diferenciadores que ellos. Por favor, que alguien tenga piedad de los pobres españoles marginados en su propia tierra por la creciente invasión leísta de los últimos años, todo ello, no habría sucedido jamás si no fuese por los medios comunicativos.

Un saludo a todos.

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