Maria Villagomez

The Spanish Subjunctive

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.

View these powerpoint: ESTRUCTURA 12.3.ppt ESTRUCTURA 13.1.pptESTRUCTURA 13.2.ppt

Other definitions:

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-subjunctive.htm

http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-subjunctive.htm

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.

For example:

The following links contain useful information, activities, quizzes, and worksheets. Check them out.

http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/index.php

http://www.studyspanish.com/tutorial.htm

http://conjuguemos.com/list.phptype=fillin&division=grammar&language=spanish

 Spanish Newpapers

http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/spain.htm

Videos/Powe Points Using The Subjunctive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHOun1bEkKc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbE5ORBSeu4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu7aFlCmRuU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvTUBg1aQgA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N28xs20R7gI

 

 

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