¿A quién no le gustaría.....?

JohnB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

¿A quién no le gustaría.....?

Hola Inma,

Regarding the sentence "¿A quién no le gustaría quedarse en un lugar así? With the meaning "who would not like to stay in a place like this" I expected that the subjunctive may be needed, though exactly how this would work with the conditional is beyond me. Perhaps the inference is that absolutely nobody would refuse to stay there but I am speculating. Can you help?

Saludos

John

Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola John,

 

You could have use the subjunctive after gustaría if there was a "que", for example:

¿A quién no le gustaría que alguien le diera un masaje todos los días al llegar a casa después del trabajo?

Who wouldn't like that someone gave you a massage everyday when arriving home everyday after work?

¿A quién no le gustaría que siempre hiciera 25 grados de temperatura en Inglaterra?

Who wouldn't like that the temperature in England was 25 degrees all the time?

We are using a subordinate clause after gustaría. This is introduced by que.

We can see these very similar sentences but without "que", using an infinitive:

¿A quién no le gustaría recibir un masaje todos los días al llegar a casa después del trabajo?

Who wouldn't like to receive a massage everyday when arriving home everyday after work?

¿A quién no le gustaría tener siempre 25 grados de temperatura en Inglaterra?

Who wouldn't like to always have 25 degrees in England?

I hope you can see the difference.

Saludos

Inma

JohnB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks Inma that's really clear.

¿A quién no le gustaría.....?

Hola Inma,

Regarding the sentence "¿A quién no le gustaría quedarse en un lugar así? With the meaning "who would not like to stay in a place like this" I expected that the subjunctive may be needed, though exactly how this would work with the conditional is beyond me. Perhaps the inference is that absolutely nobody would refuse to stay there but I am speculating. Can you help?

Saludos

John

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