4 The SubjunctiveSpanish has another way of using verbs called the subjunctive mood.
5 The SubjunctiveWe use it to say what one person does or doesn’t want, tell, suggest, or recommend someone else to do.
6 The SubjunctiveA sentence that includes the subjunctive form has two parts connected by the word que.For example:
7 The Subjunctive Recomendamos que Uds. hablen con un agente de viajes. We recommend that you speak with a travel agent.
8 The Subjunctive¿Quiere Ud. que escribamos nuestros nombres en las maletas.Do you want us to write our names on our suitcases?
9 The SubjunctiveNote that the subjunctive sentences have two parts, each with a different subject, connected by the word que:
10 2 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
11 The 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).
12 The Subjunctive Verbs that are often follewed by que + subjunctive: DecirInsistir enNecesitarPermitirPreferir (e > ie)ProhibirQuerer (e > ie)Recomendar (e > ie)Sugerir (e > ie)
13 The SubjunctiveWe form the present subjunctive of most verbs the same way we form negative tú commands.
14 The SubjunctiveWe drop the -o of the present-tense indicative yo form and add the subjunctive endings.
15 The Subjunctive For -ar verbs: e, es, e, emos, éis, en For -er/-ir verbs:a, as, a, amos, áis, an
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