Conjugate 1st and 2nd person plural verbs with vowel change o > u in El Presente de Subjuntivo

Generally, verbs with vowel change in El Presente de Subjuntivo keep the original vowel from the infinitive in the first and second person plural (nosotros and vosotros) . However there are some verbs that don't follow this rule.

Have a look at verbs Dormir (to sleep) and Morir (to die) in El Presente de Subjuntivo:

yo duerma
duermas
él / ella / Ud. duerma
nosotros / nosotras durmamos
vosotros / vosotras durmáis
ellos / ellas / Uds.   duerman
yo muera
mueras
él / ella / Ud. muera
nosotros muramos
vosotros muráis
ellos / ellas / Uds.   mueran
Remember that o > u in the nosotros and vosotros forms of dormir and morir in El Presente de Subjuntivo.

Read and listen to these examples:

Espero que durmáis bien esta noche.
I hope you sleep well tonight.

No creo que durmamos en una cama doble.
I don't think we'll sleep in a double bed.

¿Quieres que muramos de hambre?
Do you want us to die of starvation?

Dicen que es improbable que muramos de sed.
They say it is unlikely we'll die of thirst.

No deseo que muráis tan pronto.
I don't want you to die so soon.

Dudo que durmamos más de tres horas.
I doubt we'll sleep more than three hours.

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¿Quieres que muramos de hambre?
Do you want us to die of starvation?


No creo que durmamos en una cama doble.
I don't think we'll sleep in a double bed.


Espero que durmáis bien esta noche.
I hope you sleep well tonight.


No deseo que muráis tan pronto.
I don't want you to die so soon.


Dicen que es improbable que muramos de sed.
They say it is unlikely we'll die of thirst.


Dudo que durmamos más de tres horas.
I doubt we'll sleep more than three hours.


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LilouC1Kwiziq community member

antes que/antes de

Hello, in this example linked to the lesson : So my question is when is it antes de and when is it antes que ? Is antes de only for temporal subjects (antes de la cena...) ? And is there also después que ? Thank you.

No es justo que vosotros antes que nosotros. (It's not fair that you'll die before us.) HINT: Conjugate "morir" in El Presente de Subjuntivo.


Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Lilou

To say "before/after + a noun", we use "antes de/después de + a noun", for example:

Antes del desayuno siempre salgo a correr. 

(Before breakfast I always go for a run.)

Después de la cena veremos la película.

(After dinner we'll watch the film.)

If we want to say (as it is the case in your sentence) "before/after + a pronoun", we can use:

antes que yo/ después que yo

antes de mí / después de mí

antes que tú / después que tú

antes de ti / después de ti

antes que él/ella/nosotros/vosotros/ellos;  después que él/ella/nosotros/vosotros/ellos

I hope this clarifies it,

Saludos

Inma

antes que/antes de

Hello, in this example linked to the lesson : So my question is when is it antes de and when is it antes que ? Is antes de only for temporal subjects (antes de la cena...) ? And is there also después que ? Thank you.

No es justo que vosotros antes que nosotros. (It's not fair that you'll die before us.) HINT: Conjugate "morir" in El Presente de Subjuntivo.


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EmanuelB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

The e -i verbs in subjunctivo are not available... the suggested lesson

Asked 5 months ago
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Hola Emanuel

Just letting you know that we are dealing with this issue.

Saludos

Inma

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The e -i verbs in subjunctivo are not available... the suggested lesson

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