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    Since yours trully's spanish is most basic, I'd much appreciate your help to translate the following:

    "The choices you make dictate the life you lead"

    Gracias

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    There are a lot of ways to look at this one.
    1) Las decisiones que tomes van a dictar (trazar) la vida que llevas
    2) El camino que cojes va a determinar la vida que llevas
    3) Las alternativas que seleccionas van a determinar la vida que llevas

    Or words to that effect....I never get subjunctive all that pat....

    HB

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    muchas gracias

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    There are a lot of ways to look at this one.
    1) Las decisiones que tomes van a dictar (trazar) la vida que llevas
    2) El camino que cojes va a determinar la vida que llevas
    3) Las alternativas que seleccionas van a determinar la vida que llevas

    Or words to that effect....I never get subjunctive all that pat....

    HB
    Review those verbs.
    ar verbs: tomar, seleccionar, llevar (Nonetheless you have two different endings: tomes, seleccionas

    The correct ending is es.

    er verbs: coger
    Correct ending: as

    With love,
    Norma
    Last edited by Norma Rosa; 05-31-2008 at 05:50 PM.

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    A bit of grammar for my own good and the good of others.

    With relatively few exceptions, the present subjunctive is formed upon the root of the Ist person, singular, present indicative. The -o of that form is replaced with the so-called "opposite vowel". For a verb of the first conjugation (-ar), the opposite vowel is e, and for verbs of the 2nd and 3rd conjugations (er/ir), the opposite vowel is a.

    ar
    tomar - Las decisiones que tomes . . .

    er/ir
    escoger - El camino que escojas . . .
    sufrir - El dolor que sufras maņana . . .

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