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[Subjunctive] – Examples

Examples of Subjunctive Mood:

  • Je souhaite que tu viennes demain. (I wish that you come tomorrow.)
    Explanatory note: The subjunctive mood is used after the verb “souhaiter” (to wish) to express a desire or a wish that may or may not happen.
  • Il est important que nous fassions nos devoirs. (It is important that we do our homework.)
    Explanatory note: The subjunctive mood is used after expressions of importance or necessity to indicate a subjective opinion or requirement.
  • Il faut que j’aie plus de temps. (I need to have more time.)
    Explanatory note: The subjunctive mood is used after the expression “il faut que” (it is necessary that) to indicate a requirement or obligation.

In these examples, the subjunctive mood is used to express uncertainty, doubt, desire, necessity, or subjective opinion. It is often introduced by specific verbs or expressions that convey these meanings. The subjunctive mood is used to describe hypothetical or subjective situations and is often found in dependent clauses introduced by words such as “que” (that), “il faut que” (it is necessary that), or expressions of importance or desire. The subjunctive verb form in these examples reflects the subjectivity or uncertainty of the action or situation described.