Present Subjunctive

Present Subjunctive

Uses of the Present Subjunctive Tense

The Present Subjunctive expresses ideas that are not tangible in time and space, because they are the product of imagination.

They also refer to:

  • Hypothetical states
  • Doubts
  • Emotions
  • Commands
  • Negations
  • Advice or begging
  • Permission or prohibition
  • Wishes

Difference between Indicative and Subjunctive

Ejemplo: Fuiste al mercado ayer.

  • Es una acción cierta, realizada.
  • Se fundamenta en la objetividad de los hechos.
  • El uso es común.
  • No necesita claúsulas en la estructura.
  • La ubicación en el tiempo y el espacio son faciles.

Ejemplo: Espero que vayas al mercado.

  • Acción incierta, imaginada.
  • Su fundamento es la subjetividad del sujeto.
  • Su uso es ocasional, mas complejo.
  • Necesita claúsulad en su estructuración.
  • La ubicación del tiempo y el espacio se dificultan.


Leticia Davila studied Business Administration in English at the University in Granada, and later traveled abroad to complete more intensive studies in Business and English. She began to seriously pursue her passion for teaching the language, culture of traditions of Nicaragua in 2000, and is currently a teacher and the administrator of Spanish Dale! Married with three daughters (Pamela, Ixkra and Nirvana), Leticia enjoys social activities, volleyball and dancing.

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