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Why is the subjunctive mood used in this sentence rather than indicative?

I have the following sentence: Los suegros son amables con el yerno, a pesar de que él no les agradezca por su ayuda. I am studying adverbial clauses right now, and in this case I am confused why ...
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Conjugation of dar with the pronoun vos

I am Nicaraguan so I have been used to the voseo for a long time now. I know how to conjugate with it, but I have a question about a certain verb, dar. Usually when you conjugate in the present tense ...
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“Trabajar” versus “trabajamos”: when to use the infinitive

Nosotros trabajamos (we work) Nosotros podemos trabajar (we can work) Different verb conjugation for "trabajar" because of the word "podemos". Please can someone explain how to arrive at "...
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Estás versus Eres: meanings in “you are a noun + adjective”

Please can someone confirm if this understanding is correct? Both of the following sentences are correct. The distinction is that the first sentence grammatically says "at this moment you are a ...
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“Quizá puede” vs “quizá pueda”: presente indicativo vs presente subjuntivo

Ejemplo: Quizá esto puede servirte como inspiración vs Quizá esto pueda servirte como inspiración Desde un punto de vista teórico, ¿qué forma es correcta y por qué? Desde un punto de vista ...
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Using the present indicative to communicate about the future

In Spanish and some other languages (e.g. French and German), we can use the present indicative tense plus an appropriate adverb to communicate about the future, for example Mañana voy al ...
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When do you use the present progressive and the simple present for continuous actions?

I am having trouble differentiating between these two tenses when dealing with continuous actions. What I have learnt is that the present progressive is used to emphasize that an action is currently ...