Forming the Future Subjunctive: Lesson 2
Let’s talk about how we form the future subjunctive for the other forms. Let’s start with tu (you are definitely going to need this in Portugal)... Use tu, and say:
Okay, how did it end? With es! Here is the trick: you simply add that es to the future subjunctive for me. So, if we get back to speaking...
You add the tu, and you can say (informally):
Again, this works with all verbs. Say informally:
Et cetera. Now, what about we? Let’s get back to selling stuff again. :)
What’s the ending? Mos. Add that to the future subjunctive for I to get the future subjunctive for we form.
Okay. Lastly, what do you do about them? Again, simple.
The ending? Em. Add that em to the future subjunctive "me" form.
Let’s look at do. They did is "fizeram". Now...
Now, if you talk to a lot of people informally, you always address them with vocês. Vocês just always takes the same endings as they. So...
That’s it. That’s the rules.
Summarizing, if it is the future subjunctive for me or you (or he, she or it because it’s always the same as you), then it’s just the past form for they minus two last letters..
If you are talking about somebody else, just see what form of the word vender they take (es, emos, em) and add it to the future subjunctive for me word.
That’s it for the future subjunctive. Now, just some practice.Next lesson >