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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:53:40 AM

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This is about 'contraste entre indicativo y subjuntivo'.

-Me han regalado un libro que ensena a programar.
=> In here, I thought the answer is "ensene" because it says 'un libro', not 'el libro'. Could you explain it?

The following three sentences are about 'estilo indirecto'.

-Sabes si Julio va a ir a Argentina este verano? -Si, me comento que iba a ir.
=> 'Va a ir' is a future form, but why they say 'iba'? It's a past form.

-Dice que no pudo venir ayer porque estaba enferma.
=> why can't 'pudo' be 'podia' or can't 'estaba' be 'estuvo'? Is it because she was sick first, and then could come?

"Soy Luciano, Dile a Marga que me espere, que voy hacia alli."
-Con quien hablas? -Con Luciano. Dice que lo esperes, que viene hacia alli.
=> Are 'espere' and 'esperes' a subjuntive form?(-e, -es) I don't understand why they are.
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:56:16 AM

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Me han regalado un libro que enseña = that means the book is NOW (if you like) teaching you.
Un libro = because you aren¨t single it out (from a group of similar books)
Va a ir = that he has determined to do.
Iba a ir = he has the intention but that could or couldn´t be.
Pudo or podía are in this case interchangeable words in context. Both are correct.
...que lo esperes = Luciano asks Marga (through his interlocutor) to wait until he arrives
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