Si no fuese por el aire y el agua, nada podría vivir.

English Translation

If it were not for air and water, nothing could live.

Help! Does anyone know the difference between ‘fuese’ and ‘fuera?’ when would you use one or the other?

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I think they both mean the same. Here both would work and have the exact same meaning.

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One of the early videos from the magnificent Linguriosa has an explanation of the one place that the ra/se forms aren’t interchangeable -
AMARA y AMASE - NO son IGUAL -DIFERENCIAS de las formas en -RA y en -SE del IMPERFECTO DE SUBJUNTIVO - YouTube

The video is only 4 minutes long, and is easy to follow.

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