S210 Second-Year Spanish Composition F. Jehle


Practice: The Subjunctive in Noun Clauses


For each sentence, if it were to be translated in to good Spanish, determine:

  1. *If it (the Spanish equivalent) contains a noun clause.
  2. *If a change of subject is involved.
  3. If a verb of influence, emotion, doubt, or negation is involved.
  4. If the subjunctive or indicative is needed.

*If the answer is “no” in any of these cases, you don't need to continue for that sentence.

Careful! Some adjectival and adverbial clauses may be included.

Sentence

Noun
clause?


Y/N

Change
of
subject?

Y/N

Influence,
emotion.,
doubt,
negation?
Y/N

Subj.
or
indic.?

S/I

1. I need to talk to you.      N (Same subject so infinitive would normally be used.)
2. Ana hopes you'll take her out.  Y  Y  Y  S
3. José's going to ask for Juana's dictionary.      N (There's only one clause, the main one.)
4. It's a shame we don't have the answers.  Y  Y  Y  S
5. We like for you to read aloud.  Y  Y  Y  S
6. Everyone needs a friend that appreciates them.      N (Adjectival clause.)
7. We deny they've done any harm.  Y  Y  Y  S
8. I'm not sure you love me.  Y  Y  Y  S
9. It's true that we have a test tomorrow.  Y  Y  N  I
10. We'll be sad unless you stay with us.      N (Adverbial clause.)
11. I say that you are completely wrong.  Y  Y  N  I
12. I'll be delighted if you win the game.      N (“If”clause.)
13. He wants her to give him directions.  Y  Y  Y  S
14. It's ridiculous that they keep saying no.  Y  Y  Y  S
15. We think she'll come to our party tonight.  Y  Y  N  I
16. Then you don't deny that I'm right.  Y  Y  N  I
17. She keeps telling me to clean my room.  Y  Y  Y  S
18. Do you prefer to watch a movie tonight?  Y/N      N (Same subject so infinitive would normally be used.)

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