past subjuntive or present subjunctive

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past subjuntive or present subjunctive

3Si vinierais, os ________ una paella riquísima.If you guys came, we would make a delicious paella for you.(HINT: Using the "nosotros" form, conjugate "hacer" in El Condicional Simple)
the answer is haríamos
my query is this in the question - if you guys came we would have made ....
0r if you guys come we would make.....
is this an error or is my english understanding wrong?
many thanks
Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Julie

The meaning of the sentence in the lesson is:

Si vinierais, os haríamos una paella riquísima.

If you came (if you were to come) we would make you a tasty paella.

So, in the event that you came (if you do, hypothetical) we would do it. 

I think, in your other sentence "if you guys came, we would have made ...." you´re mixing a bit the combination of tenses. To say "if you guys had come, we would have made you a paella" - for this situation that is seen as not possible as it's saying "if you had come...(but you did not come).." you need in Spanish:

Si hubiérais venido, os habríamos hecho una paella. 

The last example you write: "if you guys come we would make....." you're also mixing tenses a bit. I think what you need is "if you guys come we will make you a paella.", which is the natural combination of tenses in this case. For this you need in Spanish:

Si venís, os haremos una paella. 

I hope this clarified it. 

Saludos

past subjuntive or present subjunctive

3Si vinierais, os ________ una paella riquísima.If you guys came, we would make a delicious paella for you.(HINT: Using the "nosotros" form, conjugate "hacer" in El Condicional Simple)
the answer is haríamos
my query is this in the question - if you guys came we would have made ....
0r if you guys come we would make.....
is this an error or is my english understanding wrong?
many thanks

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