U3 E2: The subjunctive for disagreement and denial (pg 212)

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U3 E2: The subjunctive for
disagreement and denial (pg 212)
• Another way to use the subjunctive forms you
have learned is to express doubt or
disagreement. These subjunctive triggers of
doubt, denial, and disagreement should be
familiar to you:
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Dudar que ____to doubt that___
Es imposible que__it’s impossible that______
Es improbable que_it’s improbable/unlikely that____
No creer que_____To not think / believe that (WAY more
popular) _____
• No pensar (e-ie) que__To not think that_____
• No es cierto que___It’s not true that_____
• No es seguro que___It’s not certain /sure that _
• No es verdad que_It’s not true that___
• No estar seguro (de) que___To not be sure that ___
• No opinar que___To not be of the opinion that / to not
think that _____
*(note: when you remove the “No” from the phrases that
begin with “no,” is the following verb still subjunctive?
_____NO!____
• -Tenemos una fiesta hoy. ¿Sabes si Mama invitó
a Laura?(We have a party today. Do you know if
Mom invited Laura?)
• -Yo creo que si, pero es improbable que venga.
Esta enferma hoy y no estuvo en la clase.
• (I think she did, but it’s unlikely that she (will)
come. She’s sick today and wasn’t in class.
Try these!
1. I don’t think that John is intelligent.
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2. My mom doesn’t believe that I do my homework.
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3. We doubt that the shark (will) win the contest.
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4. What a good-looking couple! It’s not true that he is
crazy.
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5.
I think this house is clean. It’s unlikely that firecrackers
will improve this room.
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6.I’m sorry, but we doubt that the best roast suckling pig in
the world (will) improve this party.
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7.What a marvelous orchestra! It’s not true that they sound
(sonar, stem!) like cats.
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8.Well, it’s unlikely that this wedding (will) continue until the
early morning. What a mess.
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