Subjunctive? or Indicative?

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Subjunctive? or Indicative?

' We must take to the pharmacy all medication which has expired'

Could this not mean 'all medication which may have expired' and therefore be subjunctive?

Asked 3 weeks ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Yes Thea, that sentence could be using the subjunctive too if we were talking about medicine that "may have expired" (we are not sure/we don't know), so, that would be:

Debemos llevar a la farmacia todas las medicinas que hayan caducado.

But we are giving a hint saying:

"The speaker knows that some medicine has actually expired"

So, this needs the indicative in this case.

Saludos

Inma

Subjunctive? or Indicative?

' We must take to the pharmacy all medication which has expired'

Could this not mean 'all medication which may have expired' and therefore be subjunctive?

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