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Ojalá... there is a lesson with el Presente de Subjuntivo. Is the meaning the same no matter whether I use Imperfecto or Presente? thank you

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Ojalá... there is a lesson with el Presente de Subjuntivo. Is the meaning the same no matter whether I use Imperfecto or Presente? thank you

Asked 1 week ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Emanuel,

The difference between using ojalá with the present subjunctive or the imperfect subjunctive is the "probability" of that action to happen. Used with the present subjunctive the wish is seen as something somehow achievable while use with the imperfect subjunctive it is seen as very unlikely to happen. 

1. Ojalá llueva pronto. (seen as probable)

2. Ojalá lloviera pronto. (seen as very unlikely to happen)

Saludos,

Inma

Ojalá... there is a lesson with el Presente de Subjuntivo. Is the meaning the same no matter whether I use Imperfecto or Presente? thank you

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