Así que

The Subjunctivisor!

Does así que require the subjunctive?

It depends. When the main clause is a command or in the (potential) future, así que requires the subjunctive:

Toma el tren así que llegues al tiempo.
Take the train so that you arrive on time.

Tomará el tren así que llegue al tiempo.
He’ll take the train so he arrives on time.

But así que takes the indicative when the action in the subordinate clause is either habitual or in the past:

Toma el tren así que siempre llega al tiempo.
He takes the train so he always arrives on time.

Tomó el tren así que llegó al tiempo.
He took the train so that he’d arrive on time.

The Subjunctivisor!  |  Subjunctive lesson

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