not subjunctive?

SaintsA1Kwiziq community member

not subjunctive?

hi, why is this not considered subjunctive tense?

Asked 3 years ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Saints

I'm not quite sure what you mean, do you mean why we don't use the subjunctive after "si" here? 

Inma

AlanC1Kwiziq community member

Hi Imma, I have a question that might be related to that of @Saints.

In the second section with the examples of _negative_ commands etc.   You say the command "is expressed in El Presente de Subjuntivo."   But aren't these tenses _also_ in El Impertativo ?   I mean, the actual words are the same as the subjunctive conjugations, but wouldn't it be more correct to say that the command/etc is _always_ in the imperative ?    Or is there reason to think that the negative command "no tomes" is "really" in the subjunctive ?

Thanks!
Alan

KentB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Alan and Saints, I had the same thought/question. Looking at the conjugations, I notice the negative imperative “tú” matches the subjunctive (vengas/no vengas) but the positive imperative “tú”  is different (ven). Other than the “tú” conjugation, the other “persons” match between indicative and subjunctive. Trying to get a native English speaker’s head around that one!

KentB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

not subjunctive?

hi, why is this not considered subjunctive tense?

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