Quick Spanish Grammar Quiz: Subjunctive or Indicative with Common Phrases with “Que”

Last updated Mar 27, 2024
By Gwenydd Jones

Welcome advanced Spanish learner! Ever grappled with those tricky phrases ending in “que” and pondered whether to opt for the subjunctive or the indicative?

You’re not alone! Join us on today’s linguistic escapade as we dissect a few common que clauses. Your mission: uncover a rule or two on when to use the subjunctive and when to choose for the indicative.

It’s time to sharpen your grammar skills and demystify these perplexing structures. Let’s embark on this quest for grammatical clarity!

Quiz: does it normally take subjunctive or indicative?

 The question is simple. Do you know the answer?

1. De ahí que

2. O sea que

3. Como para que

4. No es que

5. De modo que 

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 1. Subjunctive.

Recibió una traducción inesperada, de ahí que haya ganado más este mes.

2. Indicative.

Recibió una traducción inesperada, o sea que tiene que trabajar horas extras.

3. Subjunctive

Tuvo que trabajar horas extras, pero no tantas como para que no pudiera salir a cenar con sus amigos.

4. Subjunctive

No es que le importe tener que trabajar horas extras.

5. Indicative

Por haber trabajado horas extras, este mes ha ganado más, de modo que podrá comprarse un móvil nuevo.

Notes: o sea que, de modo que and de ahí que are examples of oraciones consecutivas. They’re used to indicate the consequence of another action or circumstance. Other examples include de manera que, de forma que and conque and almost all of them take the indicative. De ahí que is an exception to this rule.

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Written by Gwenydd Jones

Gwenydd Jones is a Spanish- and French-to-English translator, an SEO blogger and a course creator. She is the founder of The Translator's Studio and the lead teacher on its courses. Connect with Gwenydd on LinkedIn or contact her through this website.

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