4The SubjunctiveSpanish has another way of using verbs called the subjunctive mood.
5The SubjunctiveWe use it to say what one person does or doesn’t want, tell, suggest, or recommend someone else to do.
6The SubjunctiveA sentence that includes the subjunctive form has two parts connected by the word que.For example:
7The Subjunctive Recomendamos que Uds. hablen con un agente de viajes. We recommend that you speak with a travel agent.
8The Subjunctive¿Quiere Ud. que escribamos nuestros nombres en las maletas.Do you want us to write our names on our suitcases?
9The SubjunctiveNote that the subjunctive sentences have two parts, each with a different subject, connected by the word que:
102 Clauses Ella sugiere que yo aprenda francés Independent clause (stands on its own) Subject > VerbSeparated by the word “que”Dependent clause (can’t stand on its own) Begins with the word “que.”Subjunctive VerbIndicative Verb
11The SubjunctiveThe first subject uses the present indicative verb (recommendation, suggestion, prohibition, and so on) + que and the second subject uses the present subjunctive verb (what should happen).
12The Subjunctive Verbs that are often follewed by que + subjunctive: DecirInsistir enNecesitarPermitirPreferir (e > ie)ProhibirQuerer (e > ie)Recomendar (e > ie)Sugerir (e > ie)
13The SubjunctiveWe form the present subjunctive of most verbs the same way we form negative tú commands.
14The SubjunctiveWe drop the -o of the present-tense indicative yo form and add the subjunctive endings.
15The Subjunctive For -ar verbs: e, es, e, emos, éis, en For -er/-ir verbs:a, as, a, amos, áis, an