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Old September 28, 2009, 06:19 PM
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Yo diría:

Él corrió como si la vida dependiera de ello.
El corre como si la vida depende de ello.

En presente no se usa el subjuntivo después de "si" (meaning "if").
David. I have a suggestion, really I don't understand the phrase dependiera in this phrase, because literally, I don't believe appropriate thus word, and either, I refuse the word, but I believe that there are more choices to do a selection of the best words that could to be write in that phrase.

For example.

El correo como si la vida valiera de ello.


I believe that with this example sound with more conjecture..

Note: this is only my opinion everyone is free to write whatever.
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Old September 28, 2009, 07:12 PM
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¿Qué quieres decir exactamente, Crotalito?

Tu frase en español tampoco se entiende bien.
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Old September 29, 2009, 04:59 AM
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I mostly agree with Irma, but I'd like to add a nuance in meaning:

"Como si la vida dependiera de ello" would mean "as if life (life in general) depended on it".

"Como si su vida dependiera de ello"/"como si la vida le fuera en ello" would be "as if his life (only his) depended on it".

Yes, I agree
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Old September 29, 2009, 12:51 PM
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¿Qué quieres decir exactamente, Crotalito?

Tu frase en español tampoco se entiende bien.
Ok, the just I try to explain is another way to say the same sentence, because in my understanding, I'm sorry perhaps am crazy but, I believe that is alt most null understand the sense of the sentence.

Then I suggested another word, but as I said before each people is free to say it in the same way that believes him more convenient.


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