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Old April 17, 2011, 09:40 AM
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El subjuntivo - ya conocida

I have been attempting to learn the subjunctive tense. I understand the use of the subjunctive in subordinate clauses with 'wierdo' verbs, as well as adjective and adverbial clauses. I was feeling good about my progress until I read "Hacia una única explicación del subjuntivo aplicado a la adquisición de E/LE by Lidia Lozano. One of the conditions she lists as requirement to use the subjunctive is for: “información no nueva, ya conocida”
Here is an example from the text of the document with reasoning:
Lo bueno es que no tenemos que estudiar en verano.
Lo bueno es que no tengamos que estudiar en verano
Lo bueno es no tener que estudiar en verano.
Estructura: LO + ADJETIVO + ES + QUE + INDICATIVO
Contenido: INFORMACIÓN NUEVA
Estructura: LO + ADJETIVO + ES + QUE + SUBJUNTIVO
Contenido: INFORMACIÓN YA CONOCIDA
USO. Mediante el infinitivo no se especifica quién es el sujeto, y se presenta como una verdad o idea general aplicable a todas las personas.

This seems to me to be contrary to the basic function of the subjective. In the statement with ‘tengamos’ there is no doubt, anticipation or emotion so I am confused as to why the subjunctive is required. Thanks for any advice

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