use of subjunctive

JulieB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

use of subjunctive

No apagues la luz del salón, por favor.Please don't turn off the light in the lounge.
hi what's the rule for using the subjunctive here?thank you
Asked 4 months ago
SilviaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Julie,

It's a negative imperative form, so you need to use the subjunctive. You can learn more about this use of the subjunctive here.

Hasta pronto

Silvia

InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Julie

Yes, it is a "command". Sometimes it sounds more like a "suggestion" but it's still the subjunctive:

No veas más a ese chico. 

Don't see that boy again. 

¡No pongas las manos ahí!

Don't put your hands there!

No vayas hoy al trabajo si estás enfermo.

Don't go to work today if you're ill.

Sometimes commands, sometimes suggestions.

Saludos

JulieB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

is it because its imperitive as in an order

use of subjunctive

No apagues la luz del salón, por favor.Please don't turn off the light in the lounge.
hi what's the rule for using the subjunctive here?thank you

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