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Old April 19, 2011, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by vallero View Post
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2) One of your counter-parts I find confusing. “Busco un coche que tiene un motor grande” I would have thought because you are looking for an unspecified vehicle, which may or may not exist, then the subjunctive should be used. Busco el coche que tiene un motor grande would use the indicative because “el” indicates that the car exists, so is a part of the speakers perceived reality. Where am I going wrong with this example?
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Busco el coche que tiene un motor grande = I'm looking for the car that has a large motor (we've already talked about the car, and we both know that the car exists: the car is shared/old informaiton)

Busco un coche que tiene un motor grande = I'm looking for a car that has a large motor (We haven't talked about the car before, but I know that the car exists: the car is new information)

Busco un coche que tenga un motor grande = I'm looking for a car that has a large motor = (I don't know whether such a car exists or not)
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