esperábamos que el habría hecho...

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esperábamos que el habría hecho...

Can I use it to say: we were hopinng that he would do ...?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Emanuel

Despite using the conditional in the English sentence "We were hoping that he would do...", in Spanish we can't.  To express "To hope that someone will do/would do something" we need the subjunctive:

Ella espera que él llegue pronto. (present subj)

Ella esperaba que él llegara/llegase pronto. (imperfect subjunctive)

I hope this helps,

Saludos, 

Inma

InmaKwiziq team member

Emanuel

Also, the Pluperfect subjunctive can be used here for: "We were hoping that he would arrive soon...":

Esperábamos que él hubiera/hubiese llegado pronto. (Pluperfect subjunctive)

Inma

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Can I use it to say: we were hopinng that he would do ...?

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