SAT II Spanish : Subjunctive / Subjuntivo

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Subjunctive / Subjuntivo

What is grammatically incorrect about this sentence?

No creo que ellas pueden resolver los problemas. 

Possible Answers:

The tense of the first verb is incorrect

The second verb is in the incorrect form.

There is an "a" missing. 

The third verb shouldn't be an infinitive. 

The definite article in the sentence 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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