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

Kristen B1Kwiziq community member

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?

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

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

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?

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