• Start with the third person
preterite form = ellos:
• i.e. Hablaron
Comieron
Pudieron
Supieron

´
You may see these endings
used, too! (not as much)

΄
In sentences
requiring subjunctive,
the imperfect
subjunctive must be
used when…
the verb of the
main clause is in a
past tense. This
occurs:
 after a verb or
expression of volition:
In other words: a wish,
an order, a suggestion
or the forbidding of an
action
after impersonal
expressions
conveying an
implied command,
opinion or judgement
after a verb
or expression
of emotion
after a verb or
expression of
doubt
after a relative
pronoun when
uncertainty is implied
when the verb of the
main clause is in the
conditional
 after a conjunction
indicating:
 a purpose or intent
(para que),
a restriction (con tal
que) or
anticipation (antes de
que)
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•
•
•
•
•
•
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Advice/recommendations
Wishes/wants
Emotions
Desires
Doubt
Impersonal expressions (of volition)
Need/negation
Goal/God willing (Ojalá)
+
Unknown/non-existent
En caso de que
Sin que
Con tal que
A fin de que/antes de que
Para que
A menos que
After these adverbial clauses, one
sometimes uses subjunctive,
especially with a future even that
may or may not happen!
CHAD ATE MUD
OR
THE CALM DUDE…
Cuando
Hasta que
Aunque
Después de que
Así que
Tan pronto como
En cuanto
Mientras
(de) Una vez que
De modo que/de manera que
Tan pronto como
Hasta que
En cuanto
Cuando
Aunque/así que
Luego que
Mientras que
Después de que
(de) Una vez que
De modo que/de manera que
En cuanto
Remember: there are six very
irregular verbs in the present
subjunctive:
Decir  (yo) dé
Ir 
(yo) vaya
Ser  (yo) sea
Haber  (yo) haya
Estar  (yo) esté
Saber  (yo) sepa
Main Clause
Present tense
*Past tense
Dependent Clause
Present Subjunctive
Imperfect Subjunctive
*preterite, imperfect, pluperfect or
conditional (conditional perfect)
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