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What words "trigger" the use of the subjunctive?

What are "trigger" words for subjunctive? I know that you ALWAYS use subjunctive after certain triggers (i.e. para que). Do I use subjuntive after despues de que?

Question asked on February 29, 2008 at 12:55 PM

Does the verb 'recomendar' require the use of the subjunctive in the dependent clause?

Does the verb "recomendar" require the use of the subjuntive in the dependent clause? For ex., "Recomendamos que busque tratamiento dental para su hijo/hija." Or should I use "busca"?

Question asked on December 18, 2007 at 7:12 PM

How does the Spanish subjunctive work after verbs of knowing or believing (dudar, saber, pensar, etc.)?

Does "nunca dudaba que" take the imperfect subjunctive or no? I've seen examples of both.

Question asked on November 8, 2007 at 3:48 PM

When do I use the subjunctive in place of the infinitive?

Do I need to use the subjunctive after Poder+verb? For example: El sistema le puede ayudar valora... Or do I need to use the infinitive? El sistema le puede ayudar valorar...

Question asked on September 26, 2007 at 1:37 AM

When can the future and conditional tense be used in place of the Spanish subjunctive?

Can you explain the rules for using the future and conditional tenses in place of the subjunctive. For example, I have seen "Quizás sea simpático pero no me gusta.¨ And, someone told me that the sentence ¨Será simpático pero no me gusta¨ means the same thing. Thanks for the help!

Question asked on September 10, 2007 at 7:06 AM

How do I use the subjunctive after negative statements?

Grammar Genius,

I am a little confused about how to use the subjunctive after negative statements such as "nadie, nunca, etc." Why do I use the subjunctive in "Nunca haré lo que me mandara si no me dan alguan razón para ello,¨ (I will never do what they ordered me to do if they do not give me a reason for it) if doubt is not involved in the sentence?

Question asked on September 9, 2007 at 6:14 PM

How do I use the subjunctive to describe the unspecific?

I have seen the Spanish Subjunctive used to describe things that I am looking for. For example, ¨Busco un libro que sea bueno¨ and ¨Quiero encontrar un médico que especialice en rodillas.¨ Could you give some more examples and clearly explain the rule?

Question asked on September 8, 2007 at 3:04 PM

Does 'esperar que' always take the subjunctive?

I saw the sentence  "Espero que llega a tiempo" and I was wondering why it did not take the subjunctive ("Espero que llegue a tiempo").
Question asked on September 2, 2007 at 1:36 AM

Do I need to use the subjunctive to translate whatever, however, or whether?

Grammar Genius,

Someone told me that I need to use the subjunctive to translate whatever or however. For example, how would I translate "I am going to the beach whether you come or not?"

Question asked on August 27, 2007 at 10:12 PM

How do I use cuando with the subjunctive?

Grammar Genius,

Why do I say ¨Cuando vuelve¨ if there isn´t any doubt about my returning?

Question asked on August 19, 2007 at 07:31 AM

 



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