en el momento + subjunctive and future

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en el momento + subjunctive and future

Te acordarás de Paula cada vez que veas a Luisa.You'll remember Paula when/every time you see Luisa. acordarás - futureveas subjunctiveEn el momento en que llegues al trabajo, saluda a tus compañeros cordialmente.When/the moment you arrive at work, greet your colleagues cordially.llegues subjunctivesaluda - 3rd person presentshould it be saludarás  - 2nd person future?   i don't understand this sentancethanks in advance
Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Julie

In this sentence:

En el momento en que llegues al trabajo, saluda a tus compañeros cordialmente.

When/the moment you arrive at work,  greet your colleagues cordially.

The first verb is in the present subjunctive: llegues (cuando llegues...) 

The second verb is in the imperative for tú: saluda 

So, this is telling you to do something (an imperative = greet your collegues) when you arrive at work (whenever that is, future idea)

Here's a lesson that explains how to form the imperative (affirmative) for tú. The form coincides with the 3rd person singular of the present indicative. 

I hope it clarifies it.

Saludos

Inma

 

en el momento + subjunctive and future

Te acordarás de Paula cada vez que veas a Luisa.You'll remember Paula when/every time you see Luisa. acordarás - futureveas subjunctiveEn el momento en que llegues al trabajo, saluda a tus compañeros cordialmente.When/the moment you arrive at work, greet your colleagues cordially.llegues subjunctivesaluda - 3rd person presentshould it be saludarás  - 2nd person future?   i don't understand this sentancethanks in advance

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