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U3 E2: The subjunctive for disagreement and denial (pg 212)
Another way to use the subjunctive forms you have learned is to express doubt or disagreement. These subjunctive triggers of doubt, denial, and disagreement should be familiar to you:
Dudar que ____to doubt that___ Es imposible que__its impossible that______ Es improbable que_its improbable/unlikely that____ No creer que_____To not think / believe that (WAY more popular) _____ No pensar (e-ie) que__To not think that_____ No es cierto que___Its not true that_____ No es seguro que___Its not certain /sure that _ No es verdad que_Its not true that___ No estar seguro (de) que___To not be sure that ___ No opinar que___To not be of the opinion that / to not think that _____ *(note: when you remove the No from the phrases that begin with no, is the following verb still subjunctive? _____NO!____
-Tenemos una fiesta hoy. ¿Sabes si Mama invitó a Laura?(We have a party today. Do you know if Mom invited Laura?) -Yo creo que si, pero es improbable que venga. Esta enferma hoy y no estuvo en la clase. (I think she did, but its unlikely that she (will) come. Shes sick today and wasnt in class.
Try these! 1.I dont think that John is intelligent. ____________________________________________ ______________________________________ 2.My mom doesnt believe that I do my homework. ____________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 3.We doubt that the shark (will) win the contest. ____________________________________________ _____________________________ 4.What a good-looking couple! Its not true that he is crazy. ____________________________________________ _____________________________
5.I think this house is clean. Its unlikely that firecrackers will improve this room. _________________________________________________ ______________________ 6.Im sorry, but we doubt that the best roast suckling pig in the world (will) improve this party. _________________________________________________ _____________ 7.What a marvelous orchestra! Its not true that they sound (sonar, stem!) like cats. _________________________________________________ ________________________ 8.Well, its unlikely that this wedding (will) continue until the early morning. What a mess. _________________________________________________ ____________________________
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