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Trouver que - French subjunctive?

Does trouver que take the French subjunctive?

Yes and no!

Trouver 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.


Trouver que – Find that

Affirmation: Je trouve que c’est une bonne idée.
I think it’s a good idea.

Negation: Je ne trouve pas que ce soit une bonne idée.
I don’t think it’s a good idea.

Question with inversion: Trouves-tu que ce soit une bonne idée ?
Do you think it’s a good idea?

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More French Subjunctive

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Comprendre que
To understand that

Considérer que
To consider that

Croire que
To believe that

Dire que
To say that

Espérer que
To hope that

Estimer que
To estimate that

Être certain (certaine) que
To be certain that

Être désolé (désolée) que
To be sorry that

Être sûr (sûre) que
To be sure that

Il me semble que
It seems to me that

Il paraît que
It appears that

Penser que
To think that

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