Why is this correct?

Edith B1Kwiziq community member

Why is this correct?

Pablo reclama que tú le des su parte. Why is this correct? Why isn’t dé instead of des correct here?
Asked 1 month ago
SilviaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Edith y Airi

Actually, there seems to be a bit of confusion in the explanation provided by Airi. Let me clarify:

In the sentence "Pablo reclama que tú le des su parte", the verb "des" is indeed correct, but not because it is an imperative form. The verb "des" here is used in the present subjunctive mood. This form is required due to the structure of the sentence where "Pablo reclama" (Pablo demands) triggers the use of the subjunctive in the dependent clause that follows.

The subjunctive mood is used in Spanish to express desires, doubts, the unknown, the abstract, and emotions. In this case, it's used to express something that Pablo wants to happen, hence the subjunctive "que tú le des" (that you give him).

Regarding "", this is also a form of the verb "dar", but it's the third person singular present subjunctive or formal second person singular imperative. It would not be used here because "" indicates that the informal second person singular is needed. Hence, "des" is the correct form to use with "" in the subjunctive mood.

Saludos

Silvia

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In this sentence, "Pablo reclama que tú le des su parte," the verb "des" is correct because it is the informal second person singular imperative form of the verb "dar" (to give), which is used here to express a request or command.

Using the verb "dé" in this context would be incorrect because "dé" is the formal second person singular imperative form, which is used in more formal or respectful contexts. In this case, since the sentence is addressing "tú" (informal second person singular), the correct form of the verb to use is "des."

[SOURCE: "JUST TRUST ME BRO" gpt]

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Pablo reclama que tú le des su parte. Why is this correct? Why isn’t dé instead of des correct here?

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