Lock in our old prices!
Your last chance to upgrade at these rates »

Ojala+ present tense in subjunctive

Punya G.A1Kwiziq community member

Ojala+ present tense in subjunctive

I have a question. 

Ojalá llegaran a tiempo a la estación para coger el tren que sale esta noche a las diez. (clearly referring to the future)

Here llegaran is subjunctive because of Ojala, but why is it sale (preterite) instead of saldre (future)?

Por favor ayudarme! :)

Asked 1 week ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Punya

The verb is using the present indicative in "...el tren que sale esta noche a las diez." because sometimes we use the present conveying a future action. You could also say "que saldrá esta noche a las diez". Here's a lesson about this particular use of the present for future actions.

I hope it helps. 

Saludos cordiales

Inma

Ojala+ present tense in subjunctive

I have a question. 

Ojalá llegaran a tiempo a la estación para coger el tren que sale esta noche a las diez. (clearly referring to the future)

Here llegaran is subjunctive because of Ojala, but why is it sale (preterite) instead of saldre (future)?

Por favor ayudarme! :)

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your Spanish level for FREE

Test your Spanish to the CEFR standard

Find your Spanish level
Clever stuff happening!