Hello - Are some of the subjunctive examples actually in the imperative mood? For example: No leamos hoy!

Meghan

Kwiziq community member

3 August 2018

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Hello - Are some of the subjunctive examples actually in the imperative mood? For example: No leamos hoy!

This question relates to:
Spanish lesson "Conjugate regular -er and -ir verbs in El Presente de Subjuntivo (present subjunctive)"

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

3 August 2018

3/08/18

Hola Meghan,

The negative commands (negative imperative) for all subjects (tú, vosotros, usted, ustedes, nosotros) will take the form of their present subjunctive, that's why this command: "¡No leamos hoy!" (Let's not read today!) is in the subjunctive form. These two lessons will help you with this: 

https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/forming-the-imperative-of-tu-vosotrosvosotras-negative-commands

https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/forming-the-imperative-for-ustedustedsnosotros-affirmative-and-negative-commands

I hope this helps.

Inma

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