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The first step to using the subjunctive present tense is learning to create the conjugated forms of a  verb in the present subjunctive. Because it is a present tense, the present subjunctive is based on  the forms of the present tense that you already know. If you know all the irregularities of the  indicative present tense, you will find the present subjunctive an easy tense to conjugate. Creating present subjunctive verb forms There are three steps you can chant when creating a present subjunctive verb form:  1. form of  yo   2. drop the -  o   3. add the opposite endings Of course, chanting the above does no good if you do not understand what it means in application.  First of all, you must think of the  yo  form of the indicative present tense that you already know. For 
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Unformatted text preview: 99.9% of Spanish verbs, you simply drop the - o ending of the yo form and add a present tense subjunctive ending to what is left. (Only a few verbs in the Spanish language have a yo form that doesn't end in - o, and all these are irregular in the present subjunctive. You'll learn those later.) Because the yo form no longer ends in - o, the present subjunctive yo form looks exactly like the l/ella/Ud . form. Use the appropriate subject pronoun to specify the subject. The reason the chant says to add the opposite endings is because - er and - ir verbs use - ar verb endings, and you must use the normal - er endings with - ar verbs....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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