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ESTRUCTURA | 13.1 The subjunctive with verbs of emotion

Emociones
Completa cada oración con la forma correcta del verbo apropiado de la lista. Usa cada palabra sólo una vez



The words in () are my guess. I need help with clarification and spelling changes.

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contaminar hacer interesar
reciclar recoger usar


1.Es una lástima que los autos
(contaminar) tanto.

2. Me alegro de que tanta gente se
(interesar) por la ecología.

3.Es terrible que las naciones desarrolladas (developed)
(usar) tantos recursos naturales.

4.Espero que el gobierno
(usar) más programas para resolver el problema.

5.No me gusta que mis vecinos no
(reciclar) las botellas y las latas.

6.¿Te sorprende que ellos
(recoger) la basura sólo una vez a la semana

  • Spanish - ,

    The Subjunctive was always my favorite thing to teach, because it is "a thinking person's tense!" You are required to THINK first to decide if you even need the Subjunctive. There are many reasons for using it and if I could draw here I could explain it better.

    First of all, imagine a gypsy's crystal ball. If you can SEE in it, it is the Indicative, or FACT, but if it's cloudy that's the Subjunctive, because you never know if it DID happen, WILL happen, IS happening, etc.

    Then I would draw a locamotive to represent the Independent (or Main) Clause, follwed by the + sign to indicate that a dependent clause was coming and THAT was the trailer, after the "hitch = +" or caboose containing the Subjunctive.

    By now you know better what sort of review I should send you?

    #1 = It's a pity that cars/automobiles contaminate, DO contaminate, WILL contaminate, MAY contaminate (all possible English translations) so much.

    Es una lástima que los autos contaminen tanto.

    Sra

  • Spanish - ,

    How can I tell how to change the ending on the words?

    would number 2 be intersen?

  • Spanish - ,

    1. Look at the infinitive: interesar

    2. Go to the "yo" form of Present Indicative, or Spanish I: intereso

    3. Drop the ending (-o) and put the opposite voweel (-ar verbs using -e and -er/-ir verbs using -a: interese

    4. Now make it agree with the subject "tanta gente" or "ella" = interese

    Sra

  • Spanish - ,

    YEs

  • Spanish - ,

    El es un postre muy frío.

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