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Être persuadé (persuadée) que

Être persuadé (persuadée) que - French subjunctive?

Does être persuadé (persuadée) que take the French subjunctive?

Yes and no!

Être persuadé (persuadée) 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 persuadé (persuadée) que – To be convinced that – To be persuaded that

Affirmative: Ils sont persuadés que l’avion est annulé.
They are convinced that the plane is cancelled.

Negation: Ils ne sont pas persuadés que l’avion soit annulé.
They are not convinced that the plane will be cancelled.

Question with inversion: Sont-ils persuadés que l’avion soit annulé ?
Are they convinced that the plane is cancelled?

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Dire que
To say that

Espérer que
To hope that

Estimer que
To estimate that

Être sûr (sûre) que
To be sure that

Il me semble que
It seems to me that

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

Prétendre que
To pretend that

Savoir que
To know that


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