Mateo is not sure that the athlete won the competition. : Mateo no está seguro de que el atleta ___ la competición.

Kristen

Kwiziq community member

19 November 2018

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Mateo is not sure that the athlete won the competition. : Mateo no está seguro de que el atleta ___ la competición.

According to the kwiz, there are 2 correct answers to the question:

haya ganado ( my answer) 

ganara ( imperfect subjunctive)

The page on the subjunctive does not address using these subjunctives interchangeably. I learned that when the subjunctive trigger is in the present tense ( no está seguro) and the event being considered is in the past ( won the competition), the present perfect subjunctive is called for. Do you have a lesson the the distinction?

This question relates to:
Spanish lesson "Using the subjunctive to express doubt or uncertainty"

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

20 November 2018

20/11/18

Hola Kristen,

The lesson is about using the subjunctive after verbs that imply uncertainty. Both options are correct "haya ganado" and "ganara"; they both express an event in the past. 

We do not have a lesson at the moment about the sequence of tenses in these cases. But it's been noted so, hopefully, it will be in the system soon.

Gracias y un saludo

Inma

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