"The nurse said that the doctor would come."

Translation:O enfermeiro disse que o médico viria.

August 4, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

Is this a possible answer: "O enfermeiro disse que o médico chegaria"?

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterBaptist

chegaria -> would arrive

I guess it could be used too, yes, although normally you'd probably indicate the time frame as well e.g. "O enfermeiro disse que o médico chegaria em breve / em 5 minutos" (The nurse said that the doctor would arrive soon / in 5 minutes").

Without the time frame it sounds a bit weird, even if acceptable. Using "viria" is better when you do not want to commit to a specific time.

August 5, 2019
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