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Ch. 4 4.1

Subjunctive with verbs of emotion

When the verb in the MAIN CLAUSE of a sentence expresses an EMOTION or FEELING (hope, fear, joy, pity, or surprise),--FLIP CARD the subjunctive is required in the SUBORDINATE CLAUSE.
FOR SUBJUNCTIVE: Verbs/Expressions of emotion: alegrarse (de) to be happy
esperar to hope; to wish
gustar to be pleasing; to like
molestar to bother
sentir (e:ie) to be sorry; to regret
sorprender to surprise
temer to be afraid; to fear
tener miedo (de) to be afraid (of)
es extraño it's strange
es una lástima it's a shame
es ridículo it's ridiculous
es terrible it's terrible
es triste it's sad
ojalá (que)--ALWAYS uses the subjunctive NOTE that the use of (que) with this expression is OPTIONAL I hope (that); I wish (that)
The INFINITIVE NOT the SUBJUNCTIVE is used after an expression of emotion when ---FLIP CARD there is NO CHANGE of SUBJECT Example: Temo llegar tarde. (I'm afraid I'll arrive late.)
Created by: vblackford



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