Spanish. Present Subjunctive (after subordinators)
The present subjuntive is in many cases used with clauses which follow que
It is also used after subordinators such as antes de que
, para que
and others (below).
Some of these subordinators always require the subjunctive and others may or may not require it depending on the situation being described.
Subordinators which always require the subjunctive
The subjunctive is always used when following clauses which are started using subordinators - used to introduce the
|before ... ||antes de que ... |
|I have to go before he comes ||Tengo que ir antes de que venga |
|I need to buy it before I forget ||Necesito comprarlo antes de que me olvide |
|in order that ... ||... para que ... |
|I always do it so that he is happy ||Siempre lo hago para que este contento |
|He tells us jokes to make us laugh ||Nos dice chistes para que reamos |