Spanish verbs of advice or order with El Presente de Subjuntivo
Verbs that give either advice or an order in El Presente or El Presente Progresivo are followed by El Presente de Subjuntivo. Some of these verbs are:
sugerir (to suggest)
recomendar (to recommend)
animar [a] (to encourage)
aconsejar (to advise)
prohibir (to ban)
ordenar (to order)
permitir (to allow)
necesitar (to need)
These verbs are normally accommpanied by a direct or indirect object pronoun, indicating who the suggestion / recommendation / encouragement is for.
Let's see some examples:
Notice how most of these have a direct or indirect object indicating the person receiving the order, request, suggestion or encouragement (me, te, nos, le...)
In order to use the subjunctive, we always need these verbs to be followed by "que". (Sugiero que..., Recomiendo que...)
Bear in mind that if we use the main verb in El Pretérito Perfecto, we could also use El Presente de Subjuntivo in the subordinate clause. Have a look:
Sometimes verbs giving advice / order can be followed by an infinitive. In this case, "que" shouldn't be used. For example:
This would be incorrect:
Os animo a que venir a mi fiesta.
Entonces, ¿me recomiendas que probar ese restaurante chino?
Os prohibo que entrar en mi casa.
See also Using the Spanish imperfect subjunctive with verbs giving advice/order (sugerir, recomendar, prohibir)
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