The Subjunctive Mood. What is the subjunctive?. It is a mood. A mood tells us how an action or condition is conceived by the speaker or writer A mood is not a tense. A tense references when an action or condition takes place.
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The Subjunctive Mood
The people from The Constructive World of Advanced Spanish say…
An easy way to remember how to conjugate
is to remember:
Drop the “o”
Add the “oppo” (e,a)
ar verb endings er/ir verb endings
-e -emos -a -amos
-es -éis -as -áis
-e -en -a -an
There are six super irregular subjunctive verbs.
They are the only verbs that do not end in “o” when conjugated in the “yo” form of the present tense.
They are easy to remember them because they
Infinitive Present “yo” Subjunctive “yo”
I r voyvaya
Ser soy sea
Haber he haya
And now let’s explore when and how to use the subjunctive.
Another way to remember what the verbs will likely call for the use of the subjunctive is to remember the word…
W – wishes, desires, imperatives (querer, desear, mandar)
E - emotions (alegrarse de, entristeserse de)
I – impersonal observations (esimportante, esposible)
R – recommendations ( recomendar, aconsejar)
D – doubt, denial, disbelief (dudar, negar, no creer)
O – ojalá – God willing, let’s hope that God…
1ST VERB IN
2nd verb in the subjunctive
Buster quierequeAlemaniagane el partido de fútbol.
Mi madre no quiere que
coma la fresa.
Esperoquedisfruten el viaje.
Hablando del subjuntivo…
The Constructive World of Advanced Spanish: Program 07: Subjunctive and Formal Commands. Goldhil.(2002). Retrieved February 12, 2010, fromDiscovery Education: http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com