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In spanish, is the future subjunctive only used in literature? por ejemplo "hiciere"
Feb 15, 2014 5:50 AM
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Hey Mike. The fs is not commonly used in everyday speech (I never hear it) and it is usually replaced with the present subjunctive. It is old and outdated but not entirely obsolete as it is still used in literature and legal/medical documents these days. So unless you are a lawyer or a linguistics expert, you probably dont have to learn it, but it is still helpful to be able to recognize it when you see it. :)
February 15, 2014
yes, I agree with you that we native speakers, we are quite lazy when we speak our own language and we try to simplify the things. Hardly anyone uses the future subjunctive in their day to day speech, and if somebody uses would sound a bit odd but it would definitely sound of high education as well. In TV sometimes is used. And, in books as well.
February 15, 2014
Actually it's rare even in literature. It's almost only used in Legalese. For example in the Spanish constitution and other legal documents.
February 15, 2014
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