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Probably a stupid question, but if I wanted to say 'I hope that it will be fun', would it be 'espero que sea divertido' or 'espero que fuere divertido'. Or something else altogether; we haven't learnt it yet but I would like to include it in a piece of writing. Thank you!
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The one that says divertido
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you would use ‘sea’ because it is the subjunctive x
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Use sea as a subjunctive
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you would use ‘sea’ because it is the subjunctive x
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Use sea as a subjunctive
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Thank you!!
The phrase espero que is a subjunctive trigger, so anything after it should be in the present subjunctive. One thing to note, however, is that if it's the same subject (I hope I can or I hope I play etc), then you simply say espero poder or espero jugar etc. Since here you're saying I hope it will be fun (first subject is I and second is it) then it would be espero que sea divertido.
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The phrase espero que is a subjunctive trigger, so anything after it should be in the present subjunctive. One thing to note, however, is that if it's the same subject (I hope I can or I hope I play etc), then you simply say espero poder or espero jugar etc. Since here you're saying I hope it will be fun (first subject is I and second is it) then it would be espero que sea divertido.
Thanks so much, this is really useful!
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Hola Mandy,

Espero que sea divertido is the one when you express a wish for the future.

Esperaba que fuera divertido (pero no lo fue) : I was hoping it was fun (but it wasn't) when you use ESPERAR, DESEAR, PREFERIR, NECESITAR in the past. Therefore, it triggers the need for imperfect subjunctive.

Don't use fuere. It's a very old form that isn't used in Spanish any more . You only see it in "old" literature or in sayings such as: donde fueres haz lo que vieres (when in Rome, do what Romans do)

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