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"I brought it before they brought it"

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With this phrase do you use the imperfect or the preterite tense? If you use the preterite tense do you use the subjunctive?

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updated MAY 7, 2010
posted by indysidnarayan

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Since "I brought it" is a completed, non-habitual action, it would use the preterite tense. The second verb would come after "antes de que," and out of my understanding, whenever "antes de que" is used it always requires subjunctive, so the second verb would be in the past subjunctive.

updated MAY 7, 2010
posted by DreadNaught
Is there a past subjunctive? I thought there was only an Imperfect one? - indysidnarayan, MAY 7, 2010
There are 'bunches' os tenses in the subjunctive. - samdie, MAY 7, 2010
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