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1 1 of 12 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 The subjunctive mood This icon indicates the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable. For more detailed instructions, see the User Guide presentation. This icon indicates that the slide contains sound.

2 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Introduction to the subjunctive 1

3 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Introduction to the subjunctive 2 The subjunctive mood is used to express actions which are subjective. In my book it talks about the subjunctive mood. What on earth is that? So when do you use it? We have it in English as well. For example: ‘I wish that she were here right now.’ Notice she were is used instead of she was. This verb is in the subjunctive mood. We have it in English as well. For example: ‘I wish that she were here right now.’ Notice she were is used instead of she was. This verb is in the subjunctive mood. The subjunctive is generally found in dependent clauses introduced by que or qui. I’ll show you what I mean…

4 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Constructions which require the subjunctive 1 The subjunctive is used after verbs/ expressions of will which express an order, a need, a piece of advice, or a want such as: demander que– to ask (someone to do something) vouloir que– to want that il est important que– it is important that il est nécessaire que– it is necessary that il faut que– it is necessary that il vaut mieux que– it is better that E.g. Je suis en retard, il faut que je partes. – I’m late, it’s necessary that I leave.

5 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Constructions which require the subjunctive 2 The subjunctive is used after verbs/expressions of emotion or feeling which indicate fear, happiness, anger or regret such as: E.g. Je suis content qu’il fasse beau. – I’m happy that the weather is good. avoir peur que– to be afraid that craindre que– to fear that être content que– to be happy that il est dommage que– it is too bad that regretter que– to regret that

6 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Constructions which require the subjunctive 3 The subjunctive is used after verbs/expressions of doubt, possibility, and opinion such as: E.g. Il est douteux que tu arrives à l'heure. – It is doutful that you will arrive on time. douter que– to doubt il est possible que– it is possible that il est peu probable que– it is improbable that il semble que– it seems that

7 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Constructions which require the subjunctive 4 The subjunctive is after used the following conjunctions: E.g. Anne étudie beaucoup bien qu’elle ait très envie de partir en vacances. – Anne studies a lot although she would like to be on holiday. à condition que– provided that afin que– so that avant que– before bien que– although pour que– so that

8 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Forming the subjunctive 1

9 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Forming the subjunctive 2

10 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Irregular verbs in the subjunctive 1 allerfairepouvoirsavoirvouloir je (j')aillefassepuissesacheveuille tuaillesfassespuissessachesveuilles il/elle/onaillefassepuissesacheveuille nousallionsfassionspuissionssachionsvoulions vousalliezfassiezpuissiezsachiezvouliez ils/ellesaillentfassentpuissentsachentveuillent Unfortunately, some verbs have irregular stems.

11 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Irregular verbs in the subjunctive 2 avoirêtre je (j')aiesois tuaiessois il/elle/onaitsoit nousayonssoyons vousayezsoyez ils/ellesaientsoient The verbs avoir & être have irregular stems & irregular endings.

12 © Boardworks Ltd of 12 Irregular verbs in the subjunctive 3


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