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Spanish Lesson - Subjunctive and Impersonal Expressions


Arman Massoudian

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Spanish Lesson - Subjunctive and Impersonal Expressions

Subjunctive and Impersonal
Expressions by Ziad, Ahaana, Taylor
and Arman Subjunctive Stem Changers -car, -gar, -zar Verbs Impersonal Expressions Indicative/Subjunctive For the subjunctive mood you just conjugate
the verb in the yo form in present tense
drop the ending -o and conjugate it with the
opposite ending. car gar zar verbs stem change in every
form of the subjunctive and conjugate
the exact way You use the indicative to make a plain statement of fact.

You use the subjunctive after verbs and expressions that involve uncertainty.

Haces ejercicio.
You do exercise.

Es necesario que hagas ejercicio.
It is necessary that you do exercise. These are some of the more common impersonal expressions used in spanish these are followed by the subjunctive verb. Example:
A person needs to work, but it is uncertain that they actually will.

Es necesario que trabajes

Impersonal Expression

The subjunctive verb is the uncertainty that the person will work Irregulars in the subjunctive are easy there are only 5 of them dar, estar, ir, saber, and ser. Ex. Correr -> Corro -> Corr -> Corra Ex. volver becomes yo vuelvo then you
drop the o and conjugate from there. Stem changers in the subjunctive are easy but they do not stem change in the
nosostros and vosotros form.
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