Subj vs Indicat.pdf - Subjunctive vs Indicative in Spanish Quick Answer The subjunctive(el subjuntivo is one of three moods in Spanish the other two

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Subjunctive vs. Indicative in Spanish Quick Answer The subjunctive ( el subjuntivo ) is one of three moods in Spanish, the other two being the indicative and the imperative . The subjunctive mood is used to talk about desires, doubts, wishes, conjectures, and possibilities . The indicative mood is used to talk about facts and other statements that are believed to be true and concrete . The imperative mood is used to give commands . Mood vs. Tense Grammatical mood reflects a speaker's attitude toward a statement. As stated above, Spanish has three moods: the subjunctive, the indicative, and the imperative. Grammatical tense refers to when an action takes place. Spanish has three tenses: the past, the present, and the future. General Rules for Differentiating Between the Indicative and the Subjunctive The indicative mood is used to talk about things that are objective and/or certain . This includes things like facts, descriptions, and scheduled events. The subjunctive mood is used to talk about things that are subjective and/or possible , but not certain. This includes things like doubts, wishes, recommendations, unknowns, and opinions about the likelihood of other events occurring. Take a look at the following sets of examples and ask yourself why each one uses either the indicative or the subjunctive . (Hint: if the sentence has two verbs, concentrate on the second verb). Don't worry if you're stumped; you'll find the answers below.
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