The subjunctive mode is used a lot in French, unlike in English. It’s pretty straight forward to conjugate, a bit iffier to use.
In a nutshell, before you start the course: use the subjunctive mode any time you’re not stating a fact, but are describing how you feel about it.
- Tu ne peux pas partir : le bateau est échoué.
- stating a fact => using the indicative mode
- Je ne pense pas que tu puisses partir : le bateau est échoué.
- describing my take on the topic (I don’t think that…) => using the subjunctive mode
This course runs through all aspects of the subjunctive mode in details, with practice and answers so you can hone your subjunctive.
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Difficulty: Lev.2.3 - DELF.B DALF.C
Le mode du subjonctif
Subjunctive Forms1 of 5
Regular Verbs Regular Verbs It's pretty easy to conjugate a verb in the subjunctive form. Just remember all the steps. If you're new at it, make sure you drill yourself. First, you take the 3rd Person Plural of the Present…
Practice Subjunctive Forms2 of 5
To practice your knowledge of the present subjunctive in a sentence, pick a language and translate into the other language. French to English is easier than English to French. Français English Il faut que j’aie ta réponse demain. Je ne…
When to use the subjunctive3 of 5
The subjunctive mode is used a lot in French, unlike in English. It’s pretty straight forward to conjugate, a bit iffier to use. The use of the subjunctive goes all over the place in French. Sorry to open up with…
Practice - Subjunctive or indicative?5 of 5
Using the subjunctive is tricky. Sometimes, the same verb triggers the subjunctive mode or not, depending if it’s affirmative, negative or a question. For instance, « il croit que » doesn’t trigger the subjunctive, but « il ne croit pas que » and « Croit-il…