Ojalá yo estuviera in...

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Ojalá yo estuviera in...

What difference would it make if I used esté instead of estuviera?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Emanuel

The difference between Ojalá (que) + Present subjunctive and  Ojalá (que) + Imperfect subjunctive is simply a question of possibility. 

With the present subjunctive we express a wish that we see as a possibility.

Ojalá apruebe el examen mañana.

With the Imperfect subjunctive we express a wish that we really consider very difficult to achieve/happen.

Ojalá aprobara el examen mañana. (very unlikely to happen)

Hope this helped.

Saludos

Inma

 

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