Category: Uses

Spanish Past Subjunctive Mood Grammar

In order to create the form the first thing to do is to start with ellos ( the third person in plural form of the preterit) For example: do you remember ellos cantaron, cocinaron, metieron, therefor the ending is “ron”. The way to form this tense is to remove “ron” and repleace it with the following endings Ellos comie (ron)  – infinitive Comer Sentence starting generally with Person Stem Ending…

Independent sentences like “quizas” maybe

Independent clauses and not subordinated Use 1 We cannot assure if the person that wish of the person is going to become true or not ¡Maldito seas! Dios te oiga; (I hope God listens to you) descanse en paz; (when someone dies we say rest in peace, but we don’t know if it is in peace or not) Dios lo tenga en su gloria (I hope that God have him in his…

The past subjunctive: regular -ar verbs

Subjunctive in Spanish – Grammar SOURCE: http://www.espanol-ingles.com.mx/spanish-grammar/verbs_subjunctive_past.shtml There are there things that you have to take in account to form the past subjunctive: Regular -ar verbs replace the -ar with -ara; replace the -ar with -ara; the stressed syllable always falls on the first a of the ending. You have to remember very well the preterite (regular and irregular verbs) for this topic, but do not worry about the imperfect though. The last point above means that in…

The past subjunctive in Spanish

Subjunctive in Spanish – Grammar SOURCE: http://www.espanol-ingles.com.mx/spanish-grammar/verbs_subjunctive_past.shtml We have different types of past subjunctive in the past subjunctive like the present subjunctive Past subjunctive forms of regular -ar verbs, which are based on the ending -ara; Past subjunctive forms of non-ar verbs – –er (regular -er, -ir verbs plus irregular verbs), which are based on the ending -iera😉    

When to use the past simple subjunctive in Spanish

Subjunctive in Spanish When to use the past subjunctive The past subjunctive  falls  into one of two categories: Past subjunctive = subjunctive + past Straightforward cases of a syntactical need for a  subjunctive combined with a past time frame; 2. Past subjunctive with a hypothetical time frame – A time reference of hypothetical rather than actual “pastness”. (1) Past subjunctive = subjunctive + past First use Numerous uses of the past subjunctive are straightforward cases where the subjunctive is used, combined…

Conditionals with past simple and complex of the subjunctive

Subjunctive in Spanish: uses Condicionales con pretéritos simple y compuesto de subjuntivo Source: HERE Please click on the following links in order to open each lesson:   Conditional with Subjunctive Preterite simple Conditional Subjunctive Compound preterite        

The past simple subjunctive in Spanish- The Explanation

Subjunctive in Spanish The past subjunctive forms are based on the preterit or simple past The past subjunctive we generally use it with the conditional They’re mainly used when the syntax requires a subjunctive but in a clause that denotes one of the following: a point of time in the past; a “hypothetical point in time” We are going to see the grammar part of this new use of the subjunctive conditional with past simple…

Conditional with Subjunctive Preterite simple

Subjunctive in Spanish SOURCE: http://www.espanol-ingles.com.mx Click on each lesson   The past simple subjunctive in Spanish- The Explanation   When to use the past simple subjunctive in Spanish    

No parece que + subjuntivo

Subjunctive in Spanish Mode: No speaker’s commitment to the truth – No compromiso del hablante con la verdad SOURCE: http://www.cuadernoscervantes.com/ele_57_subjuntivo2.htm Sentences which support three choices: infinitive / indicative / subjunctive a. No parece que es profesor (It doesn’t seem that he is a teacher) With the indicative you commit with the truth like you  give a high bet that he is not a professor In this one you are saying that you don’t think that he is the professor, but affirming that you…

Cláusulas concesivas de probabilidad

Concessive clauses probability – Subjunctive in Spanish In order to understand how we use the subjunctive in this case, we have to understand what “Cláusulas concesivas” means or even in English “Concessive clauses”. I found a very nice definition in http://es.wikipedia.org/ in Spanish and I would like to share it in English. Click on oración concesiva or Concessive clauses definition In concessive sentences use the subjunctive with conjunctions and phrases: aunque, a pesar de que, por más que, For example: Aunque no…