What's the difference between "sin que" and "sino que"?
sin que / sino que
August 31, 2005
September 5, 2005
:roll: Hello Esperanza, That’s a good question, and this is how I understand it. *“Sin que…”* is used when you want to express something fictitious or that hasn’t happened. *Por ejemplo:* ¡El ladrón se fue sin que lo pillaran! - _The thief left without being cought!_ – as you can see the thief was never caught so it is a fictitious situation. *“Sino que…” *is used when you want to introduce a subordinate clause to previously stated information. *Por ejemplo: *Javier no sabe tocar el piano, sino que toca la guitarra. – _Javier doesn’t know how to play the piano but he does play the guitar._ Keep up the good work and I hope that helps.