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Old January 19, 2010, 10:31 PM
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Does "esencial que" need subjunctive?

Estoy escribiendo sobre don Quijote.

Yo quiero decir: It was essential that (don Quijote) have a lady who is in love with him.

Is it: Era esencial que (don Quijote) tuviera una dama de quien enamorarse.
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Era esencial que tenía una dama de quien enamorarse. ?

Or if I am completely wrong please correct me.
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Old January 19, 2010, 10:38 PM
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Estoy escribiendo sobre don Quijote.

Yo quiero decir: It was essential that (don Quijote) have a lady who is in love with him.

Is it: Era esencial que (don Quijote) tuviera una dama de quien enamorarse.
o
Era esencial que tenía una dama de quien enamorarse. ?

Or if I am completely wrong please correct me.
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Old January 20, 2010, 11:57 AM
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Bobjenkins is right. Only your first sentence is correct.


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Estoy escribiendo sobre don Quijote.

Yo quiero decir: It was essential that (don Quijote) have a lady who is in love with him.

Is it: Era esencial que (don Quijote) tuviera una dama de quien enamorarse.
o
Era esencial que tenía una dama de quien enamorarse. ?

Or if I am completely wrong please correct me.
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Last edited by irmamar; January 21, 2010 at 01:34 AM. Reason: Pequeño error solucionado.
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