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Old 19th June 2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default The subjunctive future

Hi,

Maybe this should have gone into my previous post about expressing you hopes/dreams in Spanish.

If I want to say "I hope that I will live (or will be living) in Spain in August" do I use the subjunctive here? For example:

"Espero que viviere en españa en agosto"

Any ideas ?

Thanks,

James
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"I hope that I will live (or will be living) in Spain in August" do I use the subjunctive here?

"Espero que viviere en españa en agosto"
Although statements with esperar always require the subjunctive, you do not have to use the subjuntive del futuro here, as esperar and vivir refer to the same subject. The translation would be

"Espero vivir en España en agosto."

If both clauses have different subjects however, you have to use the subjuntivo and the translation woukd be

"Espero que vayas a vivir en España en agosto."

I think whenever two clauses have the same subject it´s better to express them through an infinitive like vivir instead of que.

Hope this helps, greeting from Bremen
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