subjunctive for suggestions

VIOLETAC1Kwiziq community member

subjunctive for suggestions

Hello, I'm wondering why the subjunctive here is used but then not in the same sentence:

"no la dejes ir y cuida su amistad"

shouldn't it be: "no la dejes ir y cuide su amistad" since both are suggestions?


Thank you

Asked 1 year ago
ClaraC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hola Violeta,

The passage here is saying:

"If you're lucky enough to have a great friend, don't let her leave/don't let her go and look after/take care of your friendship".

I think I'm right in saying that:

Don't let her go- no la dejes ir is using the imperative of dejar rather than the subjunctive.

Our great teacher Inma will hopefully confirm this when she has time.

Saludos 

Clara :)


subjunctive for suggestions

Hello, I'm wondering why the subjunctive here is used but then not in the same sentence:

"no la dejes ir y cuida su amistad"

shouldn't it be: "no la dejes ir y cuide su amistad" since both are suggestions?


Thank you

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