sino vs sino que

CarolC1Kwiziq community member

sino vs sino que

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.

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Carol

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)

Saludos

CarolC1Kwiziq community member

Thank you so much.  I now understand it completely.  I truly appreciate your quick reply!!!

sino vs sino que

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.

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