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Signifier que - French subjunctive?

Does signifier que take the French subjunctive?

Yes and no!

Signifier 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.


Signifier que – To mean that

Affirmative: Cela signifie que nous serons à l’heure.
That means we’ll be on time.

Negation: Cela ne signifie pas que nous soyons à l’heure.
That doesn’t mean we’ll be on time.

Question with inversion: Cela signifie-t-il que nous soyons à l’heure?
Does that mean we’ll be on time?

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More French Subjunctive

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Admettre que
To admit that

Considérer que
To consider that

Dire que
To say that

Estimer que
To estimate 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

Voir que
To see that

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