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Multiple subjunctives in one sentence?

IanC1Kwiziq community member

Multiple subjunctives in one sentence?

In this sentence, "Je veux que tu saches qu'il veut que tu viennes", why not "qu'il veuille" subjunctive in place of "qu'il veut?"

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

You have to look at the verbs triggering the subjunctive. They are je veux (triggering the subjunctive saches) and il veut (triggering the subjunctive viennes). 

Je veux que tu saches qu'il veut que tu viennes. -- I want you to know that he wants you to come.

MirjamB2Kwiziq community member

The verb "savoir" (to know) doesn't trigger the subjunctive. 

Multiple subjunctives in one sentence?

In this sentence, "Je veux que tu saches qu'il veut que tu viennes", why not "qu'il veuille" subjunctive in place of "qu'il veut?"

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