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The Subjuntive - Expressing Future/Pending Actions

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Pagaré las cuentas en cuanto reciba mi cheque.

This sentence requires the subjunctive "reciba" because the sentence describes a pending action. However, doesn't there need to be two subjects in a sentence in order to use the subjunctive? Thanks for your help in advance.

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updated MAY 5, 2010
posted by julian3

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good question! In this case the adverbial conjunctive does not include a preposition (such as "antes de/después de/en caso de...etc), so you do not have the option of an infinitive. Therefore, your conjugated verb form must be in the subjunctive, since the prerequisites for subjunctive are in place.

updated MAY 5, 2010
posted by mountaingirl123
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