Subjunctive in French – Part 2

French Subjunctive Mood:

– Subjunctive in French – Part 1
– Subjunctive in French – Part 2
– Past subjunctive in French

Lesson Part 2
1. Sentences with QUE
2. Expressions that require the subjunctive
3. Subjunctive or not?

French Subjunctive Mood – When to use it

In the part 1, we saw that the word subjunctive means “put after”, so to get the subjunctive in French we need something before and it is usually the word “that” or “que” in French, like the espression “it is important that you be…”

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Subjunctive in French – Part 1

French Subjunctive Mood:
– Subjunctive in French – Part 1
– Subjunctive in French – Part 2
– Past subjunctive in French

Lesson Part 1
1. What the subjunctive mood is.
2. When to use it.
3. Explanation.
4. How to form it.

1. What the French Subjunctive is

The subjunctive is a mood expressing:
1. A doubt
2. A wish
3. An obligation, a will
4. Subjectivity (things you are the only one to think)

The construction is always after the small word: que
The name Subjunctive (linked under) have a little to do with the modern meaning.

2. When to use it

When a verb expresses one of this point, it is highly likely that it will be followed with the subjunctive mood

J’aimerais que tu viennes: I would like you come
J’aimerais is a wish and viennes is the subjunctive form of venir and the expression is J’aimerais que.

3. Explanation:

– First, be sure that a lot of people in France make mistakes using this mood!
– There are 4 tenses in this mood but two are really used the present tense and the past tense, the other ones nearly disappeared!

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