"Do you want Juan to recite a poem?"

JonathanB1Kwiziq community member

"Do you want Juan to recite a poem?"

Shouldn't this translate to "¿Queréis que Juan recitar un poema?"? However, in a kwiz, "¿Queréis que Juan recite un poema?", was the correct answer. But 'to recite' is in the infinitive.

Asked 1 year ago
MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

When you want someone else to do something, the verb is conjugated in the subjunctive so recitar changes to recite. 

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Jonathan 

Here is a Kwiziq lesson that explains this. Have a look here.

Saludos

Inma

"Do you want Juan to recite a poem?"

Shouldn't this translate to "¿Queréis que Juan recitar un poema?"? However, in a kwiz, "¿Queréis que Juan recite un poema?", was the correct answer. But 'to recite' is in the infinitive.

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