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Hola a todos!

Tengo una amiga que quiere vender productos por una página web. Ella quiere que le gente pueda elegir uno de sus productos y después elegir el color para el producto.

La idea es buena pero creo que ella podría tener problemas con respeto a la precision/exactitud de los colores - un nivel de verde en una pantalla no es el mismo nivel en otra. Lo siguiente es lo que estoy tratando de explicar: "Estoy pensando en una situación como si alguien comprara una mesa y eligiera un color azul y un mes después cuando se lo hubieras entregado te dijera que no es el color que eligió." Este nivel de subjuntivo me confunde mucho!!

Basically I want to say something like: "I'm thinking of a situation like if someone were to by a table and picked a blue colour and one month later when you deliver it to them they say to you that colour is not the one that they picked". This sentence seems flawed in english too. Apologies to all!

Any opinions and help are appreciated!

Cheers!

Adam

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  • 'Consider a situation in which someone would buy a table and pick a blue color. A month later, when you would deliver it to them, they would say to you that the color was not the one that they had picked'. I think 'would' is used with hypothetical sits. - Helado_eclec Feb 3, 2014 flag
  • Though you can probably also use the past tense... 'Consider a situation in someone bought a table and picked a blue color. When delivered a month later, they said the color was the not the one they had picked." Sounds fine to me. - Helado_eclec Feb 3, 2014 flag
  • You can also use the present. "What if someone buys a table, picks a blue color, and a month later when you deliver it, they say it's not the color they picked earlier?" - Helado_eclec Feb 3, 2014 flag

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In either language it is much better to keep the entire phrase in hypothetical: Estoy pensando de una situación así como si alguien comprara una mesa y eligiera el color azul y un mes después cuando se la entregaras te dijera que no fuera el color que había elegido.

  • ahhhh! Thanks a lot Julian! - ateale Feb 3, 2014 flag
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