Impress the examiner!: Simple ways to use the subjunctive in your Spanish speaking/writing (AS, A2 Spanish advice)

If you can show the examiner that you know how to use the subjunctive mood in Spanish you are proving to them that you are capable of using complex grammar structures and therefore you will gain higher marks. Here we will look at ways you can easily include subjunctive phrases into your essays and your oral presentations.

Use impersonal expressions:

Es importante que …: It is important that …
Es necesario que …: It is necessary that …
Es imprescindible que …: It is essential that …
Es increíble que …: It is unbelievable that …

Use expressions involving doubt or uncertainty:

Es probable que …: It is likely that …
Es incierto que …: It is uncertain that …
Dudo que …: I doubt that …
No creo que …: I don’t think that …

Use expressions to order or request something:

Piden que …: They ask/request that …
Mandó que …: He/She ordered that …
Exigen que …: They demand that …

Expressions involving advice:

Recomiendo que …: I recommend that …
Sugiero que …: I suggest that …

Expressions involving wishing or hoping:

Quiero que …: I want …
Espero que …: I hope that …
Deseo que …: I would like that …
Prefiero que …: I prefer that …

Expressions related with emotions:

Me alegro de que …: I am pleased that …
Estoy contento/a que …: I am happy that …
Siento que …: I am sorry/I regret that …
Temo que …: I fear that …
Me molesta que …: It annoys me that …
Me enoja que …: It angers/upsets me that …

 
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