Ella se esfuerza cada vez más a pesar de la gran cantidad de

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CaptInvictus

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English
Hello all! I'd like to put the following into formal Spanish. My doubt is in the use of subjunctive. Should I use the indicative or the subjunctive? Thank you all very much!

Original: She puts in more effort each month despite all the responsibilities she has.

My attempt: Ella se esfuerza cada vez más a pesar de la gran cantidad de responsabilidades tenga.

Thank you!
 
  • CaptInvictus

    Senior Member
    English
    Thanks for responding so quickly. So my sentence should read:

    Ella se esfuerza cada mes más a pesar de la gran cantidad de responsabilidades que tiene.

    It should be indicative because it's an action represented by a habit (and not an action that hasn't occured in the future)?


    Thank you once again!
     

    maidinbedlam

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    Spanish - Spain
    This is a fact: she has responsibilities.
    The subjunctive expresses uncertainty or doubt, or, as you say, an action that hasn't occured: "Cuando tenga menos responsabilidades, podrá descansar".
    I hope it helps.
     
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