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Is this a subjunctive statement?

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Estoy cierto que él (tener) hambre. Would the conjugation be subjunctive (tenga) because of the subject change, or indicative (tiene) because of the certainty? I think it is subjuntive, but I just want to check. Thanks!

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updated ABR 5, 2010
posted by 004851b3

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No, because you are certain, it would not be in the subjunctive mood.

updated ABR 5, 2010
posted by aceydoubleyou
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The fact that you say "Estoy seguro...." opens the possibility of subjuntive. If you don't want to have to use subjunctive, simply say, "Él tiene hambre."

updated ABR 5, 2010
posted by 005faa61
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Tiene.

updated ABR 5, 2010
posted by Rey_Mysterio
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If you weren't certain, you could say, "No estoy cierto que él tenga hambre", and in that case, it would be a subjunctive phrase.

updated ABR 5, 2010
posted by Carlos-F
Thank you Carlos! - Jack-OBrien, ABR 5, 2010
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You're still stating an opinion of something that may or may not be true. Can your level of certainty change the mood? I'm thinking it's still subjunctive, but I would sure like to know for certain.

updated ABR 5, 2010
posted by Jack-OBrien
It said in lesson 3.1, I think, that if "Estoy cierto que" is used, it changes to indicative. I would think it would be subjunctive, but... - 004851b3, ABR 5, 2010
From a textbook: Normally verbs such as reporting, affirmation, knowledge and certainty (“think”, “believe”, “affirm”, “be certain of”, etc.), are followed by the indicative. Jeje, I was mistaken. - Jack-OBrien, ABR 5, 2010
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