University of Texas at Austin

Ethan Martinez

Notes

In Spanish to write in the present subjunctive form, you must start a sentence with a verb in the present tense, followed by the word "que", and then another verb or subject OTHER than the one that is stated at the beginning of the sentence. After the word "que", verbs are conjugated in the opposite endings. Therefore, -ar endings are conjugated in the -er endings, and -er/-ir endings are conjugated in -ar endings.


Ex. Deseo que la pizza de Valentino's ....


However, the subjunctive form is only used in the negative, or when there is doubt. So

the sentence

Es verdad que mi dormitorio este limpie.


is NOT a sentence.

The subjunctive form is only used when you are using a sentence that follows the acronym WEIRDO. which stands for


Wish

Emotion

Impersonal expressions

Recommendations

Desire

Ojala


However, because the subjunctive is in the negative, you cannot use the subjunctive when any word makes the sentence positive, which are words found in the acronym VOCES.


Verdad

Obvio

Cierto

Evidente

Seguro

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