When To Use The French Subjunctive

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There are clauses and expressions that trigger - or not - the use of the subjunctive in French. Test your knowledge of these triggers by picking the one right answer below. The prompt is or is not a trigger. Get the PDF on the subjunctive online and more on www. Frenchetc. Org
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Il faut que _________ .

    • A.

      Nous allons en France

    • B.

      Nous allions en France

    Correct Answer
    B. Nous allions en France
    Explanation
    Il faut que triggers the subjunctive mode. See FRENCHETC.org for more.

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  • 2. 

    Ils permettent que _________ .

    • A.

      On vient

    • B.

      On vienne

    Correct Answer
    B. On vienne
    Explanation
    Ils permettent que triggers the subjunctive mode.

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  • 3. 

    Nous lisons le livre avant que _________ .

    • A.

      La prof nous fait le cours

    • B.

      La prof nous fasse le cours

    Correct Answer
    B. La prof nous fasse le cours
    Explanation
    avant que triggers the subjunctive mode. See FRENCHETC.org for more.

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  • 4. 

    Je regarde le film après que _________ .

    • A.

      Avez fait la vaisselle

    • B.

      Ayez fait la vaisselle

    Correct Answer
    A. Avez fait la vaisselle
    Explanation
    après que doesn’t trigger the subjunctive mode. See FRENCHETC.org for more.

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  • 5. 

    Tu préfères qu’_________ .

    • A.

      Il pleut

    • B.

      Il pleuve

    Correct Answer
    B. Il pleuve
    Explanation
    Tu préfères que triggers the subjunctive mode. See FRENCHETC.org for more.

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  • 6. 

    Elle viendra à condition que _________ .

    • A.

      Que ses grands-parents le savent

    • B.

      Que ses grands-parents le sachent

    Correct Answer
    B. Que ses grands-parents le sachent
    Explanation
    à condition que triggers the subjunctive mode. See FRENCHETC.org for more.

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  • 7. 

    Il croit que _________ .

    • A.

      Tu prends le bus

    • B.

      Tu prennes le bus

    Correct Answer
    A. Tu prends le bus
    Explanation
    Il croit que doesn’t trigger the subjunctive mode. See FRENCHETC.org for more.

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  • 8. 

    On ne croit pas que _________ .

    • A.

      Tu prends le métro

    • B.

      Tu prennes le métro

    Correct Answer
    B. Tu prennes le métro
    Explanation
    On ne croit pas que triggers the subjunctive mode. See FRENCHETC.org for more.

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  • 9. 

    Il est probable que _________ .

    • A.

      Vous recevrez le paquet demain

    • B.

      Vous receviez le paquet demain

    Correct Answer
    A. Vous recevrez le paquet demain
    Explanation
    Il est probable que doesn’t trigger the subjunctive mode. See FRENCHETC.org for more.

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  • 10. 

    Il n’est pas probable que _________ .

    • A.

      Vous buvez le verre

    • B.

      Vous buviez le verre

    Correct Answer
    B. Vous buviez le verre
    Explanation
    Il n’est pas probable que triggers the subjunctive mode. See FRENCHETC.org for more.

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  • 11. 

    Il me semble qu’_________ .

    • A.

      Elles font le gâteau

    • B.

      Elles fassent le gâteau

    Correct Answer
    A. Elles font le gâteau
    Explanation
    Il me semble que doesn’t trigger the subjunctive mode. See FRENCHETC.org for more.

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  • 12. 

    Il semble qu’_________ .

    • A.

      Ils sont arrivés

    • B.

      Ils soient arrivés

    Correct Answer
    B. Ils soient arrivés
    Explanation
    Il semble que triggers the subjunctive mode.

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