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What tense is this?!

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Si yo pudieras viajar,¿adonde irias y por que?

What tense is pudieras and why? I thought it should be conditional, but poder is podria, podrias, etc.

Please help. Thanks in advance.

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updated DIC 2, 2009
posted by rooky

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We do have a lesson that deals with this exact topic.

The if clause uses the past perfect subjunctive and the main clause uses the indicative, conditional tense.

Learn Spanish 3.11 Hopes and dreams with the imperfect subjunctive

Lesson 3.11

updated DIC 2, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
Yeah, Paralee does a magnificent job at explaining this concept!! - Jason7R, DIC 2, 2009
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As for the WEIRDO rule itself (when to use this) check this out: link text

updated DIC 2, 2009
posted by Jason7R
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I did that too, but I have no idea why. I haven't even learned that.

updated DIC 2, 2009
posted by rooky
My next link will tell you why you use the tense in the situation. More context would help here, just to let you know. :) - Jason7R, DIC 2, 2009
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Also look at this: link text

updated DIC 2, 2009
posted by Jason7R
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Looking it up on this sites dictionary I came up with this "pudieras" is the second person singular preterit subjunctive of the verb poder. I hope this helps you. smile

updated DIC 2, 2009
posted by Jason7R
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