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How and when do you use the subjunctive in Spanish?
The subjunctive mood is used to express desires, doubts, emotions, and the unknown. Here is a check list of questions you can ask yourself to know if you need to use the subjunctive instead of the indicative : 1. Are there two different subjects? Is there a subject in the main clause and a different subject in the noun clause? (ex. Yo quiero que tú limpies el cuarto. Yo is one subject and tú is the second subject). 2. Is there a relative pronoun linking the two clauses? A relative pronoun would be “que”, “quien” or “como”. 3. Are there two verbs, one WEIRDO verb and another that will be the subjunctive? WEIRDO= wishes, emotions, recommendations, doubts/denials, and ojalá (ex. Es necesario que…..ojalá que…..dudo que…..). WERIDO verbs trigger the subjunctive mood. If you can say yes to all of these questions, then you will use the subjunctive mood! Examples: Es necesario que tú hagas la tarea. (hagas being the subjunctive in this sentence) Yo dudo que ella venga a la fiesta. (venga being the subjunctive in this sentence)
What are the main differences between prose and drama?
Prose is composed of sentences, paragraphs, and dialogue. It is written with a structure, whether that is narrative (with a plot, setting, and theme) or expository (chronological order, compare/contrast, problem/solution, etc.). Drama, on the other hand, is meant to be preformed and is composed of dialogue, a casting of characters, and stage directions.
For my assignment I was given a list of sentences where I have to correctly place a semicolon. I need help figuring out where to place a semicolon in this sentence: “Even baby giraffes are tall their average height is six feet.”
Semicolons are used to separate two independent clauses (groups of words that can be separated by a period and stand alone as two separate sentences). Something that can assist in knowing where to place a semicolon is imagining that this sentence has a period to create two complete sentences. In this case, the sentence can be divided into two independent clauses: “Even baby giraffes are tall. Their average height is six feet.” The semicolon would take the place of the period, therefore joining together two independent clauses. The correct answer would be: “Even baby giraffes are tall; their average height is six feet.”
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