Creer que +subjunctive?

KentB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Creer que +subjunctive?

- Ella cree que habrá consecuencias.

- Creía que era una bicicleta por participante. 

Because the subject in the two examples above believed/thought that …(creer que) …, I would have used the subjunctive in the second clauses. I equated this to querer que and esperar que both being followed by the subjunctive. What am I missing?

Asked 11 months ago
MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

If the sentence was negative i.e no cree que, it would be in the subjunctive.

There is a lesson on this Using the subjunctive with negative opinion phrases

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Kent

Yes, it is when it is in the negative "no creo que..." that needs the subjunctive. Here's the link to the lesson Marsha was referring to. 

Saludos cordiales 

Inma

KentB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Gracias Marsha and Inma. I just came across an example of using creer in the negative with the subjunctive. Perfect timing!

Creer que +subjunctive?

- Ella cree que habrá consecuencias.

- Creía que era una bicicleta por participante. 

Because the subject in the two examples above believed/thought that …(creer que) …, I would have used the subjunctive in the second clauses. I equated this to querer que and esperar que both being followed by the subjunctive. What am I missing?

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