¿Cuándo utilizar el Present simple?

En inglés, para las situaciones reales o posibles, se usa el present simple:

If it is late, we won’t pay.

Even though it’s free, I don’t want it.

I hope they can come.

 

Si la situación es imposible, imaginada o irreal, se usa el past simple:

If it were true, we wouldn’t pay.

Even if it were free, I wouldn’t take it.

I wish they could come.

 

Y si se trata de algo imaginado o irreal en el pasado, se usa el past perfect:

If it had been true, we wouldn’t have paid.

Even if it had been free, I wouldn’t have taken it.

I wish they had come.

 

03/08/2015Level - difficulty 2Great BritainVideo2 min