Expressions which Sometimes Require Subjunctive  

Grammar Present Subjunctive Expressions which MIGHT Require Subjunctive
Overview

The subjunctive might be necessary following certain Spanish expressions.

cuando - when

Ven cuando quieras.
Come when you want.

antes (de) que - before

Vámonos antes de que lleguen.
Let's go before they arrive.

después de que - after

Iré a casa después de que todos se hayan ido.
I'll go home after they've all gone.

tan pronto como - as soon as
tan pronto como - as soon as

Llámame en cuanto llegue.
Phone me as soon as he arrives.

mientras - as long as

Mientras me pague, no me importa.
As long as he pays me, I don't mind.

siempre que - provided / providing

Puedes quedar siempre que no te muevas.
You can stay provided you don't move.

When these verbs refer to the future or the
unknown they are followed by the subjunctive.
When they express something habitual you don't
use the subjunctive.

Me matará cuando se entere.
He'll kill me when he finds out.

however

Siempre nos ayuda cuando es necesario.
She always helps us when necessary.

The words quizá(s), tal vez
and acaso translate as perhaps.

They can be followed by the subjunctive or indicative.
When the subjunctive is used, there is a
greater degree of doubt.

Quizá se han equivocado.
Perhaps they've made a mistake.

Quizá lo haga mañana.
Perhaps I'll do it tomorrow. (more doubt)

Antes de que venga Julia, te llamaré.
Después de que se vaya la visita, comeremos.
Cuando baile Sara, llegaremos todos.
Siempre que vengan ustedes, nos reuniremos.
Antes de que llegue Marta, le hablaré a Regina.
Tan pronto como Raúl llegue, cenaremos.
Tan pronto como yo tenga noticias de Lucía, te llamaré.
Mientra tengamos salud nada más importa.


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