French Verbs Are Accessible

Present Subjunctive-

Part 3: The Subjunctive after Certain Conjunctions and in Relative Clauses-

  1. The Subjunctive is required after the following conjunctions.
Conjonctions- English Translation-
à condition que- provided that-
afin que- so that, in order that-
à moins que- unless-
avant que- before-
bien que- although-
de crainte que- for fear that-
de peur que- for fear that-
en attendant que- while-
jusqu'à ce que- until-
pour que- so that, in order that-
pourvu que- provided-
quoique- although-
sans que- without-

Here are some examples:

  1. Using the Present Subjunctive in Certain Relative Clauses

The subjunctive is also used in relative clauses when the antecedent, or the noun or pronoun to which the relative clause refers, is indefinite. Another way of stating this is to say that the subjunctive is used in relative clauses in which the noun or pronoun to which the relative clause refers has not yet been identified, or is not known.

A few common expressions that typically precede these clauses include: Y a-t-il quelqu'un qui...?, Connaissez-vous quelqu'un qui...?, Je cherche quelqu'un qui..., and Il n'y a personne qui...

Listen to the following sentences:

  1. Using the subjunctive after a superlative construction, or following le dernier, le premier, or le seul.