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Paying attention to the meaning of expressions

“Is it subjunctive?  Is it indicative?  Hummm…I think it’s subjunctive… or maybe indicative?”
You may be so wary about forgetting to use the subjunctive when you are supposed to that you end up using it when you’re not supposed to!

Hillary has a strategy that may help you.  When she uses an impersonal expression in Spanish, she focuses her attention on the meaning of the expression itself.  So, if she comes across expressions such as es seguro que or es cierto que, she immediately realizes that they convey certainty, and therefore they call for the indicative.

“You don’t have to go through that whole process of determining in the evidence of the sentence what is making it subjunctive.  Why would this be one of the reasons why you’d want subjunctive?”  





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