SAT II Spanish : Subjunctive / Subjuntivo

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Spanish

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Example Questions

Example Question #4 : Sat Subject Test In Spanish

What is grammatically incorrect about this sentence?

No creo que ellas pueden resolver los problemas. 

Possible Answers:

There is an "a" missing. 

The definite article in the sentence is incorrect.

The third verb shouldn't be an infinitive. 

The second verb is in the incorrect form.

The tense of the first verb is incorrect

Correct answer:

The second verb is in the incorrect form.

Explanation:

The correct answer is that the second verb in the sentence "pueden" is incorrect. Since the sentence is expressing a doubt, the subjunctive mood must be used. Instead of "pueden," "puedan" is used. 

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