in affirmative sentences, the verbs creer
are frequently used to report what one believes to be true and valid, and consequently must be followed by que
+ indicative verb
when using creer
in questions (¿Crees que... ?
) or in the negative (No creo que, No pienso que
), the speaker is expressing doubt about the action in the dependent clause — the dependent-clause verb must be in the subjunctive
- Creo que los medios de communicación contribuyen al desarrollo de El Salvador.
- I think that the media contribute to the development of El Salvador.