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Why subjunctive!?

Alan

Kwiziq community member

23 June 2018

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Why subjunctive!?

In the example:

"Los que hayan reservado con antelación pueden ir a esa ventanilla"

why is it 'hayan' and not 'han'?

This relates to:
Using el que, la que, los que, las que = the one/ones who/that (relative pronouns) -

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

23 June 2018

23/06/18

Hola Alan


You can use both, subjunctive and indicative.


With subjunctive, "Los que hayan reservado con antelación pueden ir a esa ventanilla", the speaker doesn't know who the people who booked in advance are, therefore the subjunctive is used. However, with indicative, "Los que han reservado con antelación pueden ir a esa ventanilla", it is as if the speaker has seen a list of those people so he knows who they are. 


A "flexible" translation of the first one would probably be "If you've booked in advance please go to that desk".


Saludos

Alan

Kwiziq community member

24 June 2018

24/06/18

Thanks, that's clearer.

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