Querer que is always followed by El Subjuntivo (present subjunctive)

Querer que to say to want [someone] to is always followed by the El Presente de Subjuntivo. This also holds for negative constructions and questions. Look at and listen to these examples:

No quiero que me llames por teléfono.
I don't want you to phone me.

¿Qué quieres que haga?
What do you want me to do?

La madre de Juan quiere que Juan estudie más.
Juan's mother wants Juan to study more.

Todos queremos que el problema se resuelva pronto.
We all want the problem to be resolved soon.

¿Queréis que os lleve a casa?
Do you want me to take you home? ("you" = plural informal)

Tus amigos quieren que seas más sociable.
Your friends want you to be more sociable.

Note: the subject (yo, tú etc.) in the first and second part of the sentence are usually different. Take the last example:

Tus amigos quieren que seas más sociable.

The subject of querer is tus amigos but the subject of ser más sociable is .

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¿Qué quieres que haga?
What do you want me to do?


Todos queremos que el problema se resuelva pronto.
We all want the problem to be resolved soon.


No quiero que me llames por teléfono.
I don't want you to phone me.


La madre de Juan quiere que Juan estudie más.
Juan's mother wants Juan to study more.


¿Queréis que os lleve a casa?
Do you want me to take you home? ("you" = plural informal)


Tus amigos quieren que seas más sociable.
Your friends want you to be more sociable.


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