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Subjunctive Mood

These lessons explain how to use the subjunctive mood in Spanish.

Verb Mood After Impersonal 'Es + Adjective + Que' Statements
The subjunctive mood is typically used after statements in the form 'es + adjective + que.'

Tense and the Subjunctive Mood
A guide to deciding which tense to use in the subjunctive mood of Spanish.

When To Use the Subjunctive Mood
A lesson on when the subjunctive mood should be used in Spanish. Complete with translated examples.

Value Judgments and the Subjunctive Mood
An explanation of how the subjunctive mood is used in Spanish to indicate value judgments.

Sequence of Tenses
This Spanish lesson explains how you can know whether to use the subjunctive mood in the present tense or the imperfect (past) tense.

Using the Subjunctive To Refer to Real Events
The subjunctive mood in Spanish is typically used to refer to events that are either contrary to reality or are only possibilities. However, sometimes the sentence structure requires the subjunctive mood to be used when referring to real events.

Some Phrases Nearly Always Followed by the Subjunctive Mood
A look at Spanish phrases that are nearly always followed by the subjunctive mood, with example sentences.

Using the Subjunctive Mood To Indicate Uncertainty
One common purpose of the subjunctive mood is to indicate uncertainty. This can be done in Spanish even in cases where the English translation would be ambiguous.

The Future Subjunctive
A look at the use of the future subjunctive mood in Spanish, a verb form that has become nearly obsolete.

Subjunctive Mood
If you study Spanish, sooner or later you'll need to use the subjunctive mood. Although the subjunctive mood is often optional in English, it is an essential feature of Spanish.

The Subjunctive Mood
The subjunctive expresses facts that are contrary to reality. It expresses doubt that something is or will be a fact. It expresses how a person feels about a possible action or state of being. It expresses a wish, intent or command for a possible action or state of being.

Tenses of the Subjunctive Mood
The subjunctive mood has four tenses: present subjunctive, present perfect subjunctive, imperfect subjunctive and past perfect (or pluperfect) subjunctive.

The Subjunctive: A Quiz
How well do you understand the subjunctive mood? Find out by taking this self-correcting quiz.

Is the Subjunctive Used after 'Opinar'?
Although the subjunctive mood normally is used after que in an expression that expresses doubt, this does not extend to statements of mere opinion.

Two Conjugations, One Meaning?
An answer to these questions: Why does Spanish have two forms of the imperfect subjunctive? And do they mean exactly the same thing?

Question about the Subjunctive Mood
Generally speaking, statements in the subjunctive don't stand on their own. They are usually used in a dependent clause beginning with que.

Using the Subjunctive Mood After 'Cuando'
Explanation of whether to use the subjunctive or the indicative after 'cuando' as a subordinating conjunction.

Use of the Subjunctive Mood In Referring to a Past Event
Answer to a question from a Spanish student about which verb tense to use.

Using the Subjunctive Mood Following Impersonal 'Es' Phrases
Here's an explanation of how to use the subjunctive mood following phrases such as

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