Kwiziq community member
24 October 2018
When there is no doubt, why the subjunctive?
No dudo en absoluto que nosotros nos ________ siempre.I have absolutely no doubt that we will love each other for ever.HINT: Conjugate "querer" in El Presente Subjuntivo."No dudo que" would express certainty, so why the subjunctive here?
This question relates to:Spanish lesson "Conjugate stem-changing verb querer (e > ie) in El presente de Subjuntivo (present subjunctive)"
Kwiziq language super star
25 October 2018
With verbs expressing doubt, even when they are in negative, the subjunctive is needed. Here is a lesson about this:
Using the subjunctive to express doubt or uncertainty
I've just double checked the use of subjunctive with "dudar" in negative, and there is a nuance here when we use "no dudar que". In this case, the meaning of this verb in negative is "to hope/to trust". This is why in this specific case it is used with subjunctive. So, this sentence means: "Yo espero/confío en que nosotros nos queramos siempre."
We will add an extra note to the lesson to clarify.
I hope this clarifies your doubt.
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