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  1. LE SUBJONCTIF Using the present subjunctive mood in French

  2. The Subjunctive Mood • You know it in English as a mood, not a tense, used to express things dealing with unreality such as: • Opinions • Emotions • Wishes • Possibility • Actions that have not occurred yet

  3. Regular Subjunctive Verb Endings • Conjugate for 3rd person plural (ils/elles) • Drop the –ent ending • Add the following endings • Je : e • Tu: es • Il/elle/on : e • Nous : ions • Vous : iez • Ils/elles: ent

  4. Irregular Verb Formation • Faire: fass (Il fautqu’onfasssecelademain). • Aller: aill- for singular, all- for plural except 3rd person (Je veuxquetuailles; je veuxquevouzalliez.) • Avoir: ai- (Je doutequ’ill’ait.) • Pouvoir: puiss- (Il croitqu’ilpuisse faire cela.) • Savoir: sach- (Il croitqu’elles le sachent.) • Vouloir: veuill- for singular, vouill- for plural except 3rd person (Ilsveulentquetu le veuilles; ilsveulentque nous le voulions.)

  5. REMEMBER • The word “subjunctive” is formed by combining the words “subjective” and “conjunction.” • Be aware of any subjective indicators such as opinions or desires. • The word “que” is used as a conjunction: a subjective phrase followed by “que” indicates the subjunctive (Je veuxquetu le fasses). • The exception is the use of “chercher” to find something that may not exist, which requires the subjunctive (je cherchequelqu’un qui puisse -----).

  6. Which Requires the Subjunctive? Je cherche Subjunctive No Subjunctive Depuisque Bien que Il fautque Je douteque Parceque Pendant que Pourvuque Tandisque

  7. Explanation for Preceding Practice • Je cherche (I search) – subjunctive; possibility • Depuisque (since) – no subjunctive; not subjective, factual • Bien que (although) – subjunctive; uncertainty • Il fautque (it is necessary that) – subjunctive; wish(command) • Je douteque (I doubt that) – subjunctive; opinion (doubt) • Parceque (because) – no subjunctive; not subjective, factual • Pendant que (while) – no subjunctive; not subjective, factual • Pourvuque (provided that) – subjunctive; subjective • Tandisque (whereas) – no subjunctive; not subjective, factual