https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua.25.3.99

Is this right? (Question on future perfect subjunctive)

I have been trying to write more the ways of subjunctive expressions.

I think the sentence; "espero que lo hubieres terminado para el próximo lunes" is correct but I am not entirely sure, I asked my friend in Chile but he said it wasn't used much (which I know, but I figured it's something more to learn lol). What I am trying to say with that sentence is "I hope that you will have finished it by next Monday", (I figured having "will" in there made it future tense, so I used the future perfect subjunctive)

Can anyone shed light?

1 week ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio
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I hope that you will have finished it by next Monday

Espero que lo hayas terminado para el próximo lunes

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua.25.3.99

You used the present perfect subjunctive, I know that is correct itself, but wouñd it be acceptable in a legal document?

This page: https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/spanish-future-perfect-subjunctive States that you must use the future perfect subjunctive (which would be "hubieres terminado", not "hayas terminado") for things that you hope should have happened by a specific point in the future (in the example, "it", should have been finishished by monday).

Is that correct?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dirk858585
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Why would you use "hubieres" in a legal document? :)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise
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@Joshua

Two people who answered you here(@Pr. Antonio and @Chilotin) are native speakers..

As you can see from their answers, future perfect subjunctive and other such fancy forms are never used in everyday Spanish..(my humble understanding) are you studying to be a lawyer in Spanish..? in that case these forums may not be sufficient to answer your question..

I suppose you can google up "the use of the future perfect subjunctive in Spanish legal documents.." :-))

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chilotin
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The only possible answer is "Espero que lo hayas terminado". "Hubieres terminado" is hypothetical (in case of/if you will have finished) and just used in legal documents (and by some peasants precisely from Central Chile).

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