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Old May 13, 2014, 11:24 PM
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Quizá + subjunctive

Must we always use a subjunctive with ‘quizá(s)’ and ‘tal vez’ or can we simply use the future tense?

Maybe I won’t have money tomorrow:
• Quizás no tendré dinero mañana. (tenga)

Maybe I will use the gym today.
• Tal vez usaré el gimnasio hoy. (use)
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Future tense doesn't sound natural to me. In both cases I prefer the present subjunctive.
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That's what I initially thought, thanks again AngelicaDeAlquezar.
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I'm glad that it helped.

I think these expressions are always listed in grammar books as typical triggers of subjunctive.
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I think these expressions are always listed in grammar books as typical triggers of subjunctive.
I'm pretty sure they are. Textbooks generally state it as a rule that quizá, quizás, tal vez, etc., are always followed by the subjunctive.
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