En cuanto amanezca

JohnC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

En cuanto amanezca

Hola Silvia / Inma,

I came across the phrase above with a meaning of "at sunrise, first light." The word "amanezca" appears to be 1st / 3rd person subjunctive. Can you help me understand this construction please?

Saludos. John

Asked 5 months ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

En cuanto/apenas/tan pronto como for as soon as in Spanish (subordinate time clauses)

"The clauses introduced by en cuanto/apenas/tan pronto como can use the indicative or the subjunctive:

The indicative indicates that the action does happen/did happen, i.e. habitual actions or past actions.

The subjunctive indicates a future action that is yet to happen."

JohnC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks Alan, that makes sense. John

En cuanto amanezca

Hola Silvia / Inma,

I came across the phrase above with a meaning of "at sunrise, first light." The word "amanezca" appears to be 1st / 3rd person subjunctive. Can you help me understand this construction please?

Saludos. John

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