Spanish Subjunctive Mood

Spanish Subjunctive Mood

In grammar, the subjunctive mood of the verb is often used in subordinate clauses to express  wishes, commands, emotion, possibility, the judgment, opinion, necessity, or statements that contrary to the facts today. Sometimes known as the conjunctive mood, and often follows a conjunction. The use of the subjunctive details vary from one language to another.

The most important thing to note about the subjunctive is that is used in a subordinate clause. What is a subordinated clause?

A complex sentence has at least one subordinate clause- a clause, is a group of related words that contains a subject and predicative and is part of the main sentence. The subjunctive, is used, as mentioned before, mainly in a subordinate clause, generally introduced by que/ that, which, who. So, when expressing something that is a doubt, etc. with a verb in the main clause (the verb to the left of que), put the verb in the subordinate clause (the verb to the right of que), put the verb in the subordinate clause (the verb the right of que) in the subjunctive:

Espero que ellos hablen español / I hope that they speak Spanish.


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