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How do “verbos auxiliares” complement the use of the subjunctive mood in Spanish?

I have learnt that the subjunctive mood is used extensively in Spanish to express desires, wishes, and uncertainty. According to this webpage by Durham University, similar meanings are expressed in ...
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Do the "non-finite 'haber' + participle" constructions have a name of their own?

Spanish non-finite or impersonal forms are: infinitive or infinitivo (CANTAR), gerund or gerundio (CANTANDO) and past participle or participio (CANTADO). Then we have a number of tenses where the verb ...
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Correct translation of "would have" [duplicate]

In the sentence If you had told us the price, we wouldn't have bought it which of these is correct? Si nos hubiéras dicho el precio, no lo hubiéramos comprado or Si nos hubiéras dicho el ...
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Can I use haber in its "imperfect subjunctive + past participle" in a sentence without it being conditional?

When reading about using the auxiliary verb haber in the imperfect subjunctive, it always seems to be used in a conditional type sentence. For example all examples I've come across when reading about ...
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Are there any rules governing whether or not a verbal phrase can be split by its subject?

Primero, mi pregunta en español: ¿Hay algunas reglas que rijan sea o no una frase verbal se puede dividir por su sujeto? As mentioned in a previous question, I came upon a couple of sentences in a ...
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¿"Haber + participio" actúa exclusivamente como verbo?

Según entiendo, el participio pasado puede actuar como adjetivo, o como verbo, como parte de una perifrasis verbal. De hecho es muy común encontrarla con el verbo "haber". Por ejemplo: Él ha ...
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