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¿Cómo se conjuga el verbo "instanciar"?

Es complicado dar una respuesta totalmente correcta sobre un término que, como comentas, es una aberración spanglish y por tanto no está regulado. Personalmente trato de no conjugarlo y uso "creo una ...
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¿Por qué no se usa el subjuntivo en "La dependienta mira... y no puede creer lo que *oye* a continuación"?

Cuando se usa creer más una oración subordinada (creer que…) existen varios casos en que debe utilizarse el subjuntivo. Pero éste no es uno de esos casos, porque «lo que oye» se refiere a algo que la ...
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¿Por qué no se usa el subjuntivo en "La dependienta mira... y no puede creer lo que *oye* a continuación"?

Que oye algo es un hecho. Lo que no cree es el contenido de lo que oye. Si fuera algo tipo «y no puede creer que oiga...» (y entonces el hecho de que oye algo se pone en duda), el subjuntivo sería ...
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Why is subjunctive used when talking about a fact?

The subjunctive is indeed complicated in Spanish. You are right that in the first case it is the opinion on the part of a speaker that leads to the use of the subjunctive. Even if it is a fact that ...
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Why do we use indicative in "Se me ocurre que tal vez estuvieron juntos (...), pero según ellos 'eso sería imposible'?

The form of the verb being used here is the conditional. The conditional exists in an odd space modally, and while it is most commonly placed in the indicative, that classification is by no means ...
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Subjunctive vs. Infinitive when subject is switched

The rule is not exactly as you put it, but I get what you mean and it's a good rule of thumb. The thing is, as you already know, it depends on the main verb. It makes no difference what the verb is in ...
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¿Cómo se conjuga el verbo "instanciar"?

instancio Eso sería la correcta conjugación. Si pusieras un tilde en la i, no sonara como el infinitivo. No sé como se llama esta regla, pero así es. La conjugacion debe sonar similar a la raíz ...
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Use subjunctive for a definite event certain to happen after a series of events that should happen first?

No, the subjunctive wouldn't be used for the final event. Here's a typical pattern sentence that uses the subjunctive: Cuando hagas palomitas todos estarán contentos. The subjunctive is used in ...
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Subjunctive vs. Infinitive when subject is switched

In your example sentence, because the subject believes the listener thinks something, the subordinate clause is treated as factual and therefore must be in the indicative mood. Interestingly, if the ...
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Subjunctive in the context of past events

Generally, the subjunctive is not used with "saber," whether it's present tense ("No sé si puedo jugar") or past tense ("No sabía si iba a poder jugar"). Before I say ...
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Subjunctive in the context of past events

In general, when negating, you will use indicative with saber and keep the subjuntive for creer, but that's not a hard-and-fast rule. Your example using the subjunctive in the present is correct, but ...
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Why is subjunctive used when talking about a fact?

I was curious to see the context before the two sentences you quoted. The Callahan quotes are from an interview he did with BBC Business Daily. Here's what he actually said in this section (which ...
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¿Es correcto usar el pretérito imperfecto (o copretérito) del indicativo con un nombre?

La primera acepción que da el DRAE de la palabra amigo la presenta como un adjetivo que también puede utilizarse como sustantivo: adj. Que tiene relación de amistad. U. t. c. s. Si bien "ser ...
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