Subjunctive_Chapter_2

Subjunctive_Chapter_2 - El Subjuntivo El Subjuntivo The...

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El Subjuntivo
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El Subjuntivo The subjunctive mood is used frequently in Spanish to express an action that is desired or hoped for but that is not necessarily real. The indicative mood is used to express actions that definitely are taking place, did take place or will take place.
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Analyze the following sentences: Cristina works a lot and pays her personal expenses. Cristina’s mom wants her to work a lot and pay her personal expenses. El Subjuntivo
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El Subjuntivo The first sentence is an independent statement of fact— Cristina works a lot and pays her personal expenses. The second sentence contains a dependent clause— that Cristina works a lot and pay her personal expenses.
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El Subjuntivo The actions expressed in this dependent clause are actions that are desired but not necessarily real. They are dependent upon the verb in the main clause “want”. What Cristina’s mother wants may or may not happen, the verb in the dependent clause MUST be in the subjunctive.
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El Subjuntivo In English, the subjunctive isn’t used as much as it is in Spanish. In English we tend to use the infinitive more. English: My mom wants me to study. Spanish: My mom wants that I study.
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We will talk more about how to use the subjunctive, but let’s look first at how to conjugate verbs in the subjunctive mood. To form the present subjunctive: 1. Put the verb in its present indicative yo form. 2.
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