At some point, every Spanish student that learns imperfect subjunctive thinks that every phrase with "if" in it must require subjunctive. This document shows that some "if-then sentences" are in indicative mood when they state rules, generalities and (subjective) truths, and it helps students develop a process to decide whether a statement is an Affirmation or Hypothesis.
The first exercise is a chart which often contrasts the same phrase in different verbal moods. The second exercise is an argument between a girlfriend and boyfriend with blanks to fill in, which helps to put the idea in a context. Teacher guide included.
If-Then Practice: Subjunctive or Indicative?
by Dorothy Potter Snyder
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