Subjunctive Tenses – Free Exercise

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Indicative or subjunctive? Choose the correct verb forms to complete the sentences.

  1. a) Dudo que mañana .[I doubt it will rain tomorrow.]|Speaker’s subjective perception (Dudo que…) subjunctive|The verb dudar is always followed by the subjunctive.
    b) En Madrid solo en abril.[In Madrid, it only rains in April.]|Standard affirmative statement → indicative
  2. a) Mañana a medio día.[Tomorrow we arrive at midday.]|Standard affirmative statement → indicative
    b) No creo que antes de las cuatro.[I don’t think that we will arrive before four o’clock.]|Speaker’s subjective perception (No creo que…) subjunctive
  3. a) Me gusta que en la ducha.[I like it that you sing in the shower.]|Speaker’s subjective perception (Me gusta que…) subjunctive
    b) Mi compañero de piso siempre en la ducha.[My flatmate always sings in the shower.]|Standard affirmative statement → indicative
  4. a) Yo nunca el libro antes de ver la película.[I never read the book before watching the film.]|Standard statement → indicative
    b) ¿Me recomiendas que el libro antes de ver la película?[Would you recommend that I read the book before watching the film?]|Verb of influence (¿Me recomiendas que…?) subjunctive
  5. a) Es posible que Carlos luego.[It’s possible that Carlos will come later.]|Speaker’s subjective perception (Es posible que…) subjunctive
    b) Carlos siempre que tiene un cotilleo.[Carlos always comes when he has some gossip.]|Standard affirmative statement → indicative

Choose between the subjunctive and the indicative according to the conjunctions.

  1. He llamado a Jacinta para que nos con la mudanza.[I called Jacinta so that she can help us with the move.]|The conjunction para que always takes the subjunctive.
  2. No te perdonaré aunque me perdón.[I will not forgive you even if you ask me for forgiveness.]|The conjunction aunque takes the subjunctive when it introduces a hypothetical scenario.
  3. Te dejo mi móvil en caso de que no saldo en el tuyo.[I’ll give you my phone in case you don’t have credit on yours.]|The conjunction en caso de que always takes the subjunctive.
  4. ¿Siempre escuchas la radio mientras ?[Do you always listen to the radio while you have breakfast?]|The conjunction mientras takes the indicative when it introduces a repeated action.
  5. Haremos un pícnic en el parque a menos que .[We will have a picnic in the park unless it rains.]|The conjunction a menos que always takes the subjunctive.