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Old June 15, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Another Subjunctive Question

This is from the book I'm currently reading (translated from English to Spanish).

"Cuando Wense se acerca a la improvisada caseta de cobro, una destartalada camioneta pickup en la que el vidrio del ventana del lado del pasajero está roto, únicamente lo suficientemente para permitir que se lleve a cabo la transacción, regatea sin cesar pero en vano, con el vendedor."


My question has to do with the para permitir que part. I know that para que always triggers the subjunctive in adverbial clauses, but does that rule still apply when there is a verb (like permitir) in between the para and the que, and is that why llevar is in the present subjunctive?

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Old June 15, 2009, 09:36 PM
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While it's true that para que requires the subjunctive, having a verb in between changes things.
The reason the subjunctive was used is because permitir que always requires the subjunctive.
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Old June 16, 2009, 06:14 AM
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You could say:

Para permitir llevar a cabo
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Para permitir que se lleve a cabo.
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Or also it's acceptable to say. (Para que se pueda realizar la operación)
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This is from the book I'm currently reading (translated from English to Spanish).

"Cuando Wense se acerca a la improvisada caseta de cobro, una destartalada camioneta pickup en la que el vidrio de la ventana del lado del pasajero está roto, únicamente lo suficientemente para permitir que se lleve a cabo la transacción, regatea sin cesar pero en vano, con el vendedor."


My question has to do with the para permitir que part. I know that para que always triggers the subjunctive in adverbial clauses, but does that rule still apply when there is a verb (like permitir) in between the para and the que, and is that why llevar is in the present subjunctive?

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Pequeña corrección y yo usaría dependiente/cajero/a
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Old June 18, 2009, 12:27 PM
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Pequeña corrección y yo usaría dependiente/cajero/a
Yes, cajero in this case: el cajero sólo cobra, el dependiente también atiende.
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