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El Subjuntivo The subjunctive tense is used when you are making statements that involve some level of uncertainty. –These means that if you are speaking about about desire, supposition, doubt, or things that may or may not happen you should use the subjunctive.
There are certain indicators for the use of the subjunctive. –These phrases are usually called impersonal expressions. –Additionally any time that the words may, might, would, or should, are indicative of the subjunctive tense. Some examples of the subjunctive in English are: –I wish I were in Spain. –It is important that you study. –It is probable that you will do well on the test.
Forming the subjunctive in Spanish To form the subjunctive in Spanish conjugate the verb to the yo form. Drop the o ending. For –ar verbs add the opposite (-er/-ir) endings, determined by the subject. For -er/-irverbs add the opposite (–ar ) endings, determined by the subject.
Ejemplos: Tener –Tenga –Tengas –Tenga –Tengamos –Tengan Llegar –Llegue –Llegues –Llegue –Lleguemos –Lleguen
Más Ejemplos: In order to get good grades it is necessary that you study. –Para recibir buenas notas es necesario que estudies. It is rare that Horacio cleans his room. –Es raro que Horacio limpie su cuarto. It is bad that student have food in class. –El malo que los estudiantes tengan comida en clase. It is good that you got money from your grandparents. –Es bueno que recibas dinero de tus abuelos.
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