Quiz – The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses

This lesson is an audio quiz reviewing the use of the subjunctive in adjective clauses covered in the last two lessons.

A subordinate adjective clause describes a noun or pronoun in the main clause of a sentence. When it describes something KNOWN AND SPECIFIC, we use the INDICATIVE. When the subordinate adjective clause describes something NOT YET IDENTIFIED, which may or may not exist, we use the SUBJUNCTIVE.

Identify the Adjective Clause

Conozco a un chico que vive en Santiago.
(I know a boy who lives in Santiago.)
– que vive en Santiago

No conozco a nadie que viva en Santiago.
(I don’t know anyone who lives in Santiago.)
– que viva en Santiago

¿Subjuntivo o Indicativo?

¿Sabes de alguien que DÉ clases de español por Skype? SUBJUNTIVO
(Do you know of anyone who gives Spanish lessons by Skype?)

Sí. Conozco a alguien que DA clases de español por Skype. INDICATIVO
(Yes. I know someone who gives Spanish lessons by Skype.)

Necesitamos a alguien que TENGA mucha paciencia. SUBJUNTIVO
(We need someone who has a lot of patience.)

No hay nada en la carta que me APETEZCA. SUBJUNTIVO
(There’s nothing on the menu that looks good to me.)

Vivo en un lugar que HACE mucho frío. INDICATIVO
(I live in a place that is very cold.)

Deseaba estudiantes que HICIERAN/HICIESEN su tarea. SUBJUNTIVO
(I wanted students that did their homework.)

Nunca nos ofrecen nada que nos GUSTE. SUBJUNTIVO
They never offer us anything that we like.

¿Recuerdas esa casa que te ENSEÑÉ? INDICATIVO
(Do you remember that house that I showed you?)

Buscamos una casa que ESTÉ cerca del centro. SUBJUNTIVO
(We are looking for a house that is close to downtown.)

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