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Spanish Subjunctive of the Day - August 1, 2015

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Today, I'm going to cover statements that mean to depend on or something similar for which the outcome is uncertain. These type of statements require subjunctive in the subordinate clause.

Structure:

{ clause that means depend on } + que + { subjunctive }

Examples:

El dueño depende de que sus inquilinos paguen el alquilar a tiempo - The owner depends on his tenants paying the rent on time.

Dependo de alguien que me mime y me cuide en todo momento. - I depend on someone to spoil me and to take care of me all the time.

Nuestro éxito depende de que haya paz y prosperidad aquí. - Our success depends on having peace and prosperity here.

Eso solo depende de lo que quieras hacer - That only depends on what you want to do.

El estudio dependió de que los participantes recordaran exactamente su historial de quemaduras de sol - The study depended on the participants remembering their sunburn history exactly.

Las ventas dependía de que hubiera habido ofertas satisfactorias - The sales depended upon that there had been/would have been satisfactory bids

No podemos contar con que surja una solución perfecta. - We cannot count on a perfect solution arising.

Ella contaba con que la llamaran esa noche - She was counting on them calling her that night.

Cuento con que trabajemos juntos para lograr este objetivo común. - I count on working together to achieve this common objective.


Link to Spanish Subjunctive of the Day - July 31, 2015: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9820336

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Link to Spanish Subjunctive of the Day - August 3, 2015: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9853960

(Note there is no SSotD on August 2nd)

3 years ago