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Is the subjunctive of "ir" used a lot more than others?

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I seem to hear "vaya", "vayamos" and other present subjunctive versions of "ir" used a lot more than for other verbs. Is that my imagination, or is there some reason that it gets used a lot?

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Creo que oigo "vaya", "vayamos" y otros versiónes de el subjuntivo presento de "ir" usado mas que con otra verbos. ¿Está de mi imaginación o existe algun otro razon para que ese es usado tan mucho?

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updated SEP 29, 2009
posted by Jason_Bryant

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It could be because there exists many commonly used periphrases using ir.

for example:

ir+gerundio

ir+ a+verb infinitive

But neither of this is a "trigger" for using the subjunctive mood, so I don't know why you would hear the subjunctive of the verb used any more than with any other verb. It must just be because ir is such a commonly used verb.

updated SEP 29, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
It just seems like I almost always hear "vaya" used as the command for someone to go and I rarely hear "ve". I know that's the ustedes form, but I even saw a movie where a general was ordering peasants around with "vayan." - Jason_Bryant, SEP 29, 2009
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I would guess that because of its use as a helper verb, the subjunctive of haber is most common, but that is just a guess.

updated SEP 29, 2009
posted by lorenzo9
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