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qui est l'une des meilleures que j'aie jamais entendues.

StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

qui est l'une des meilleures que j'aie jamais entendues.

Could someone remind why the subjunctive (j'aie) is used in this context. Thanks

Asked 2 weeks ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Stewart,

As Jim and Chris explained, when using a superlative adverb (un/le meilleur qui/que +[verb] for example), you can use Le Subjonctif if you are making an assumption or an overstatement / exaggeration such as in the sentence from this text. 

C'est le meilleur joueur qui existe ! = It is the best player to exist! -> a true fact - Indicative mood

C'est le meilleur joueur qui puisse exister ! = It is the best player that could possibly exist! -> overstatement - Subjunctive mood

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Stewart,

The expression of emotion is being communicated in this text and that triggers the subjunctive mood.

Bonne journée

Jim 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The subjunctive mood is used whenever you express a superlative (une des meilleures is the superlative). Here is more on this topic:

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/superlative-subjunctive/

qui est l'une des meilleures que j'aie jamais entendues.

Could someone remind why the subjunctive (j'aie) is used in this context. Thanks

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