Translation unclear

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Translation unclear

No aceptaba que su amigo tuviera una serpiente en casa.

She couldn't accept her friend having a snake at home.

Why does this not translate to:

"She didn't accept that her friend had a snake at home."

In other words, why isn't  "had" the translation for "tuviera" instead of "having"?


Asked 5 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Pati,

Both translations would be correct, so we changed it to the more literal one to avoid any possible confusion.

Gracias

Inma

Translation unclear

No aceptaba que su amigo tuviera una serpiente en casa.

She couldn't accept her friend having a snake at home.

Why does this not translate to:

"She didn't accept that her friend had a snake at home."

In other words, why isn't  "had" the translation for "tuviera" instead of "having"?


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