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Old July 09, 2011, 06:52 PM
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Quick subjunctive question

Let's take this sentence as an example:
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Yo quiero encontrar un vaso que sea grande y barato.
Is my use of the subjunctive correct in this context?
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Old July 09, 2011, 07:09 PM
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Let's take this sentence as an example:
Is my use of the subjunctive correct in this context?
Excellent! (from the point of view of grammar)

From the meaning side, it would be more natural to say "quiero encontrar un vaso grande y barato" as "grande" and "barato" are already adjectives. But we certainly say "quiero encontrar una jarra que tenga dos asas" (asa=handle) and "tenga dos asas" -having two handles- becomes an adjective though none of the words is an adjective. That adjectival phrase linked by "que" qualifies the type of jar you want.
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Old July 10, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Hmmm, very interesting, good to know. Thanks for your help!
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