Con tal de que

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Con tal de que

El banco te presta más dinero ________ un interés del 5 por ciento. The bank would lend you more money provided you pay a 5 per cent interest.
The bank WOULD lend, therefore should this not be conditional eg El banco te PRESTARÍA más dinero?
Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Jannice

This use of the present in the Spanish part is similar implies a future/conditional -we could also use the future in both the Spanish and the English:

El banco te prestará más dinero con tal de que pagues un 5 por ciento de interés.

The bank will lend you more money provided you pay a 5 per cent interest.

If we had used the conditional in Spanish, then we need to change the second part using the Imperfect subjunctive (not the present subjunctive):

El banco te prestaría más dinero con tal de que pagaras/pagases un 5 por ciento de interés.

The bank would lend you more money providedyou paid a 5 per cent interest.

Saludos

Inma

 

Con tal de que

El banco te presta más dinero ________ un interés del 5 por ciento. The bank would lend you more money provided you pay a 5 per cent interest.
The bank WOULD lend, therefore should this not be conditional eg El banco te PRESTARÍA más dinero?

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