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Hello, in "Puedes hacer lo que quieras, no me importa.", why is it quieras and not quieres ? I got that it's the subjunctive but I don't understand why. Thanks !

Asked 2 months ago

Is it because it's a wish ? Thanks.

InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Hans

We are using the subjunctive here because the speaker means "you can do whatever it is that you want to do. Either the speaker is having a dismissive attitude or he/she doesn't really know what the other person has in mind (to do). 

However, if had there been a previous conversation between the speakers about a specific thing that one of them wants to do, then the speaker would have probably used the indicative:

"Puedes hacer lo que quieres." 

Here he is talking about that specific thing that is known to him/her. 

I hope this helps,

Saludos

Inma

why

Hello, in "Puedes hacer lo que quieras, no me importa.", why is it quieras and not quieres ? I got that it's the subjunctive but I don't understand why. Thanks !

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