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    Default El Subjuntivo (the Subjunctive)

    I just found this gem on the subjunctive. These are some pages from a text book but the link is handy and just what is needed as a quick reference especially for those who already have a good understanding of this aspect of grammar.

    Questions always arise about a construction or usage and it is always recommended to consult a proper reference in order to understand why the subjunctive may be used in a particular phrase.


    http://uni.canuelo.net/wp-content/up...y_usos_nvo.pdf


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    Here is a chapter of a textbook that seems to be a very good resource not only for the subjunctive but for grammar in general.

    I am very familiar with textbooks published by ELE/ SGEL and in my opinion they are one of the best from Spain.

    Grammar is important if you want to speak any language well. As mentioned in many posts, the subjunctive in Spanish is not going away anytime soon. If you can master it then you would be on the road to a having a good command in Spanish and if you already have a good command review from time to time keeps you sharp.

    I really like this link.

    Enjoy and if you have any questions about the exercises just ask.


    http://ele.sgel.es/ficheros/producto...vo_web_263.pdf


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    Default Subjunctive presentations...

    Here are two short PPTs on the subjunctive with explanations on the site about the grammar points covered. It’s not an exhaustive resource but it’s good as a quick refresher (especially if you are already familiar with the subjunctive in Spanish)

    http://slideplayer.es/slide/9296427/

    http://slideplayer.com/slide/8683684/





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    I've given up. I will never master it.

    I have mastered the subjunctive in French.

    That's enough for a lifetime. Yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marianopolita View Post
    Here are two short PPTs on the subjunctive with explanations on the site about the grammar points covered. It’s not an exhaustive resource but it’s good as a quick refresher (especially if you are already familiar with the subjunctive in Spanish)

    http://slideplayer.es/slide/9296427/

    http://slideplayer.com/slide/8683684/





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    Mastering subjunctive is like mastering hurdles. I'm still knocking the hurdles off but I'll get there.

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    Busker: "Practice, man, practice."



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    Thank you ! Poco a poco, it is starting to come naturally and make sense.

    @ Meemselle: I found Spanish grammar book/explanations in French and it confuses me a LOT less (especially for pretérito de subjuntivo).
    Last edited by Africaida; 12-07-2016 at 05:22 PM.

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    @ Meemselle- You give up? Why? If you mastered it in French you have a chance to at least grasp it in Spanish. The concept is the same. Where the difference lies in my opinion is how vital it is as a part of grammar in Spanish. Whereas in French you hear some non usage by speakers which is accepted (as far as I know) and in English it’s almost obsolete to the point where in some grammar texts it is described as formal English which I find bizarre. I always heard it in English in my youth but of course I never focused on it until grammar studies came into the mix.

    @Celt202- At least you know what the grammar concept is and that it exists. That is a huge step right there. Keep at it. It makes sense and remember the subjunctive is a mood not a tense.

    @Africaida- ¿Cuál es el título del libro que compraste?

    So the past forms of the subjunctive are what you are referring to?
    For example= haya hablado, hablaras and hubieras hablado- you are having difficulty with those forms?

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    Default Interesting link...

    This link just came up when looking up the past tense of the subjunctive (just to make sure we are on the same page).


    It's quite good not only for the subjunctive but look at the other grammar concepts too and languages- English, French and Spanish.

    https://espanol.lingolia.com/es/gram...ntivo/presente

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