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ClaraC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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Hola,

In the following quiz I replied with ‘...solamente hubiéramos llegado...’ and it was marked as incorrect. The required answer was just ‘hubiéramos llegado’. Was I in fact wrong to include ‘solamente’? Is the ‘if only’ implied here? 

Si ________ a tiempo. If only we had come on time.HINT: Conjugate "llegar" in El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de SubjuntivoGracias a todos 

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Clara,

Yes, exactly; the "only" is implicit in "Si..." 

They reason why we've translated it as "If only..." is because this type of hypothetical sentences with Si+pluperfect subjunctive, expresses something "impossible to happen". We think "if only..." in English conveys that impossibility. 

Saludos

Inma

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Hola,

In the following quiz I replied with ‘...solamente hubiéramos llegado...’ and it was marked as incorrect. The required answer was just ‘hubiéramos llegado’. Was I in fact wrong to include ‘solamente’? Is the ‘if only’ implied here? 

Si ________ a tiempo. If only we had come on time.HINT: Conjugate "llegar" in El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de SubjuntivoGracias a todos 

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