I need some help from someone who had done lesson 4.6 of the Learn Spanish series.
I have a question concerning sentence #4 of the Write section and the example sentence from the Speak section.
The Speak section is easier so let me ask my question about that one first.
Tell me what you wish you had done yesterday using "Quise que" and the preterit form of haber plus a past participle. For example:"Quise que hubiera lavado los platos."
This sentence is a little different from the examples given in the video. In the video examples there was a subject change from the Weirdo (main) clause to the subordinate clause containing the perfect subjunctive. I am assuming that the exmple sentence is: I wished that I had washed the dishes.
This lack of subject change threw up a flag for me. I found this online.
**As with expressions of will and influence, the infinitive, not the subjunctive, is used after an expression of emotion when there is no change of subject from the main clause to the subordinate clause. **
Compare these sentences.
**Temo llegar tarde. **
**I'm afraid I'll arrive late. **
** Temo que mi novio llegue tarde.
I'm afraid my boyfriend will arrive late.**
This makes me believe that our English sentence should be rendered as:
Quise haber lavado los platos.
Quise que hubiera lavado los platos would only be correct if the subject of the subordinate clause was other than I (the subject of the main clause).
Is that how you saw it? If not, could I get your explanation? (I sent a note to Paralee, but I know she's busy, so I thought I'd ask my fellow students what they did.)
Similarly, we have question #4 of the Write section.
Me alegro de que (haber) (usar) los tornillos en la terraza.
We aren't give the subject of the subordinate clause. Am I correct in saying that it should be:
Me alegro de haber usado los tornillos en la terraza.
I am happy that I have used screws in the deck. (no subject change).
Me alegro de que hayas/haya/hayamos/hayáis/hayan usado los tornillos en la terraza. if the subject is other than I in the subordinate clause.
How did you write it? Reasoning'