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Forum Rocket Spanish Spanish - Grammar "Una casa que te guste": Why use the subjunctive here?

"Una casa que te guste": Why use the subjunctive here?

Ken3883

Ken3883

busca casa que te guste.

What rule dictates the use of subjunctive in this case?

 

thank you

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

¡Hola Ken3883!

Thanks for your question!

In this sentence (Busca una casa que te guste “(He / she) is looking for a house that you like / that is pleasing to you”), we use the subjunctive because we don't actually know whether such a house exists - it might not! Therefore, there is uncertainty.

This is an example of what's called an “adjective clause,” and we have a whole lesson devoted to when you need the subjunctive with these clauses and when you don't right here: Lesson 16.6 “Descriptions and the Subjunctive.” It should clear everything up for you, but do let me know if you still have questions afterward! :)

Saludos,

Liss

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