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If I say 'Es raro tener un encierro sin heridas' do I need the subjunctive? I read that you use the subjunctive with it's rare that but just wanted to check if you could use it in this sentence.

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I think it's OK as you used the infinitive, you could also say "Es raro que haya" if you want to show off your subjuntivo skills lol
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What exactly are you trying to say?
I don't feel like tener is even the right verb to use in this context, subjunctive aside.
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I think it's OK as you used the infinitive, you could also say "Es raro que haya" if you want to show off your subjuntivo skills lol
So if I said 'es raro que haya un encierro sin heridas' this would also make sense? I'd do anything to add more subjunctives in haha thanks!

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What exactly are you trying to say?
I don't feel like tener is even the right verb to use in this context, subjunctive aside.
I'm trying to say It's rare to have the festival 'el encierro' without any injuries.
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In that sense I would agree with what Viridiana has written, try to avoid using the verb tener too much as synonyms show a much broader grasp of the language!
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(Original post by Zango11)
If I say 'Es raro tener un encierro sin heridas' do I need the subjunctive? I read that you use the subjunctive with it's rare that but just wanted to check if you could use it in this sentence.

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That wording doesn't sound natural in Spanish. It would be best to say something along the lines of "Es raro que haya un encierro y que no se hiera nadie" or "Es raro que haya un encierro y que no se produzca ningún herido"

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(Original post by Sunghyunah)
What exactly are you trying to say?
I don't feel like tener is even the right verb to use in this context, subjunctive aside.

Yep, agreed, I don't think the word is right in this context either, I was just talking solely about grammar.
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(Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
That wording doesn't sound natural in Spanish. It would be best to say something along the lines of "Es raro que haya un encierro y que no se hiera nadie" or "Es raro que haya un encierro y que no se produzca ningún herido"

Source: native spanish speaker
(Original post by Viridiana)
Yep, agreed, I don't think the word is right in this context either, I was just talking solely about grammar.
(Original post by Sunghyunah)
In that sense I would agree with what Viridiana has written, try to avoid using the verb tener too much as synonyms show a much broader grasp of the language!
Thank you all very much! I'll use this version instead (I'm so happy I can put another subjunctive in my speaking presentation haha)
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