What is The Spanish Subjunctive?
Definition: The subjunctive is one of the three moods in Spanish. It is not a verb tense. It expresses the "attitude" of the speaker.
*Indicative: Expresses facts and "real" information.
*Subjunctive: Expresses hypothetical situations. It´s more subjective
*Imperative: Expresses commands and advice.
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Why to use it: The subjunctive is needed in Spanish when it is triggered by WEIRDO verbs.
W - will and influence
E - emotions
I - impersonal expressions
R - requests and recommendations
D - doubt or denial
O - ojalá
How to use it: The following are the endings for The Present Subjunctive:
-ar verbs: e, es, e, emos, en
-er / -ir: a, as, a, amos, an
Where to use it: Use it when the statement contains at least two clauses AND there has been a change of subject AND it contains a WEIRDO verb.
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