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Être convaincu (convaincue) que

Être convaincu (convaincue) que - French subjunctive?

Does être convaincu (convaincue) que take the French subjunctive?

Yes and no!

Être convaincu (convaincue) que is followed by the French subjunctive only in negative sentences and in questions with inversion.
In affirmative sentences, the verb is conjugated in the indicative.


Être convaincu (convaincue) que – To be convinced that

Affirmative: Elle est convaincue qu’il sera présent ce soir.
She is convinced that he will be here tonight.

Negation: Elle n’est pas convaincue qu’il soit présent ce soir.
She’s not convinced that he will be here tonight.

Question with inversion: Est-elle convaincue qu’il soit présent ce soir?
Is she convinced that he will be here tonight?

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Admettre que
To admit that

Avoir l’impression que
To have the impression that

Comprendre que
To understand that

Considérer que
To consider that

Dire que
To say that

Il me semble que
It seems to me that

Il n’y a pas de doute que
There is no doubt that

Il paraît que
It appears that

Prétendre que
To pretend that

Savoir que
To know that

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