No hint as to familiar or formal "you"

IanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

No hint as to familiar or formal "you"

Where in this question is there a clue as to whether to use formal or informal second person singular?  Two possible correct answers without a hint!

1Si ________ más atento con ella, María no se habría ido. If you had been more polite with her, María wouldn't have left.hubieras sidohubiera estado
Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Ian,

We have now in the system both as correct answers "hubieras sido" and "hubiera sido". 

Saludos,

Inma

LarryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why sido here rather than estado? Being polite with someone in a specific situation seems more like a temporary state than a personal permanent trait to me.

No hint as to familiar or formal "you"

Where in this question is there a clue as to whether to use formal or informal second person singular?  Two possible correct answers without a hint!

1Si ________ más atento con ella, María no se habría ido. If you had been more polite with her, María wouldn't have left.hubieras sidohubiera estado

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