I know that the rule is to use sino que when there is a different conjugated verb in the second clause after sino. If it is the same verb, we don't need to use it at all: Juan no bebía vino sino ron. But what if we decide to include the verb? Then do we use sino que (even though it is not a different verb?). Juan no bebía vino sino que ron.
I would appreciate your help on this one.
In that case, you really need to include the verb, so, you can either use "sino" or "sino que + verb" but not sino que (with no verb):
Juan no bebía vino sino ron. (correct)
Juan no bebía vino sino que bebía ron. (correct)
Juan no bebía vino sino que ron. (incorrect)
Thank you so much. I now understand it completely. I truly appreciate your quick reply!!!
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