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Sí, yo habría ido a la luna (pero no me preguntaron).

Steven-W15

Yes, I would've gone to the moon [but they didn't ask me].

This phrase comes from lesson 20.7. Shouldn't the verb here be "pidieron"?
 

ricardo-rich

Hola Steven,

It's not clear to me if they didn't ask if he wanted to go, inquiring, in which case preguntar  would be correct, but had it been  a request asking him to go, than I think it would be pedir. Perhaps others will offer their thoughts.

Saludos,
Ricardo

 

Steven-W15

Hola Ricardo,

Thanks for your thoughts. The following seems to be (for me at least) the implied phrase:
- Sí, yo habría ido a la luna si me hubiera pedido.

It's not really clear to me how you could work preguntar into that phrase or the original phrase above. Could you give me an example?

Saludos,
Steven

p.s. I just came across this phrase in 20.8 where I would have put pedir also. So there is clearly something I'm not understanding correctly.
- Si me hubieras preguntado, me hubiera casado contigo.
- If you had asked me, I would have married you.
 
 
 

ricardo-rich

Hola Steven,
¡Ay  ya yay! Ahora estoy confundido tambien. Espero que Marie o alquien más clarifique esto.

Saludos,
Ricardo

 

marieg-rocket languages

Hi there, 

Both sentences sound good to me hehehe

Sí, yo habría ido a la luna (pero no me preguntaron).
Sí, yo habría ido a la luna (pero no me lo pidieron).

Sí, yo habría ido a la luna si me hubieran preguntado.

I think that what it implies is that nobody asked whether he wanted to go or not. The usage of "preguntaron" or "pidieron" changes, at least for me. Assuming I were Mauricio in that sentence: 

"Marie, ven con nosotros a la luna." (pedir)
"Marie, ¿quieres venir con nosotros a la luna?" (preguntar)

Sorry for any confusion! Hehehe

Cheers!
 

ricardo-rich

Marie,
Muchas gracias por la respuesta, es claro y útil.

Ricardo

Steven-W15

Ricardo, I think you alluded to what Marie is saying in your first response. Thank you both. Ah, the subtleties...
 

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