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Old April 11, 2009, 12:43 PM
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Future and Conditional

Can you please provide me examples on how to use both future and conditional sentence in one sentence?

Here's my example:
Me gustaría comprarlo cuando tendré dinero.

This is the only type of example that I can think of to use both conditional and future tenses (using "would like").
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Here's my example:
Me gustaría comprarlo cuando tendré dinero.
Unfortunately, your example requires the subjunctive mood:
Me gustaría comprarlo cuando tenga (el) dinero.
= I'd like to buy it when I have the money.

Perhaps something like the following example fits the bill, but I believe the present tense would serve just as well to express the immediate future:
¿Podría decirme a qué hora saldrá el próximo tren?

Other than the preceding example, I can't think of a case where both the conditional and the future tenses would appear in the same sentence.
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Can you please provide me examples on how to use both future and conditional sentence in one sentence?

Here's my example:
Me gustaría comprarlo cuando tendré dinero.

This is the only type of example that I can think of to use both conditional and future tenses (using "would like").
If you understand what you want in English, then make your phrase in English first, then looking at the phrase, try it in Spanish.
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Old April 12, 2009, 06:55 AM
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Would this be expressed in conditional and future?
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It would be wonderful to know how to dance, so I will take dance lessons.
Sería maravilloso saber bailar para tomaré clases de bailar.
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Would this be expressed in conditional and future?


Sería maravilloso saber bailar para tomaré clases de bailar.
It would be wonderful to know how to dance, so I will take dance lessons.
Sería maravilloso saber bailar, asi que tomaré clases de baile.

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