Decir

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Does decir require the subjunctive?

Decir may require the subjunctive, depending on whether it is used affirmatively, negatively, or interrogatively:

Por ejemplo …

Ana dice que Isabel quiere a David.
Ana says Isabel likes David.

Ana no dice que Isabel quiera a David
Ana doesn’t say Isabel likes David.

¿Ana dice que Isabel quiera a David?
Does Ana say Isabel likes David?

When decir is used as a command, it requires the subjunctive:

Le digo que coma ahora.
I’m telling him to eat now.

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