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Old 9th January 2009, 02:42 PM   #28
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And, by the way, I'm so sure that "para que" is always followed by the subjunctive when in a subordinate clause. Here's an example:

Además, estuvieron presentes directivos de Aena, del aeropuerto de Barajas, de Boeing y de la compañía aérea Spanair, que trasladó a 43 familias en sus aviones desde Las Palmas para que pudieron asistir a la ceremonia.
Unless it is a typo, the above is informing us that Spanair took the families in its planes so that they could attend the ceremony, and they were able to.

Had it been pudieran, we would know the purpose of Spanair's action but would be left in suspense as to whether or not the families were actually able to attend.
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