Conjugate regular verbs in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)

These regular verbs are conjugated in the Subjonctif présent:
 

Il faut que je range ma chambre.
I must tidy my room.

Il faut que tu finisses ton travail.
You must finish your work.

Il est important qu'il apprenne ses leçons.
It's important that he learns his lessons.

Il ne faut pas que nous mangions avec nos doigts.
We mustn't eat with our hands.

Elle veut que vous rangiez votre chambre.
She wants you to clean your room. 

J'aimerais qu'ils révisent leurs examens.
I would like them to revise their exams.

 
Note that to form the Subjonctif (présent), you take the ils/elles form of the verb in Le Présent, then replace the -ent ending with the following endings:  
-e, -es, -e, -ions, -iez, -ent
 
E.g.  finir  (Présent)   -> ils finissent 
  (Subjonctif présent)  ->  que je finisse
   
      que tu finisses
   
      qu'il finisse
   
      que nous finissions
   
      que vous finissiez
   
      qu'ils finissent
 
Notice that:
     
- The ils form is the same as in Le Présent.

- In the case of -ER verbs, only nous and vous forms change from Le Présent!
 
  Indeed, the nous and vous forms are the same as in L'Imparfait
 
-> que tu apprennes; que nous apprenions; que vous appreniez
 
 
See also irregular verbs in Le Subjonctif:

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Examples and resources

Il faut que je range ma chambre.
I must tidy my room.


Je veux que tu viennes me voir.
I want you to come to see me.


Elle veut que vous rangiez votre chambre.
She wants you to clean your room. 


J'aimerais qu'ils révisent leurs examens.
I would like them to revise their exams.


Il faut que nous venions te voir.
We must come to see you.


Il ne faut pas que nous mangions avec nos doigts.
We mustn't eat with our hands.


Il ne peut pas s'en souvenir, bien qu'il le relise tous les soirs !
He cannot remember it, though he rereads it every night!



Il est important qu'il apprenne ses leçons.
It's important that he learns his lessons.


Je veux que vous relisiez cet extrait pour demain.
I want you to reread that excerpt for tomorrow.


Vive le vent, vive le vent,
Long live the wind, long live the wind,


Il faut que tu finisses ton travail.
You must finish your work.


Il faut que tu lises ce livre pour l'école.
You must read this book for school.


Q&A

jennifer

Kwiziq community member

16 May 2019

2 replies

ne

"Je crains que vous ne ________ trop vite"

I fear that you drive too fast.

Could you please tell me why a 'ne' would be in this sentence? I have

copied your test question.

Thank you, Jennifer

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

18 May 2019

18/05/19

Hi Jennifer,

If you take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson, it explains in what situations we use the 'ne explétif' to indicate fear as in your example -

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-to-understand-the-ne-expletif

Hope this helps!

jennifer

Kwiziq community member

18 May 2019

18/05/19

Thank you Cécile 

Mike

Kwiziq community member

24 March 2019

3 replies

Why do the examples in this lesson include the sentence, "Vive le vent, vive le vent"? How does this illustrate the subjontif?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

25 March 2019

25/03/19

"Vive" is the subjonctif.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

25 March 2019

25/03/19

Hi Mike, 

‘Vive La France’ is probably the common example of this use of the subjunctive ...

It should be ‘Que vive la France’ ( long live France ) which denotes a wish...

Mike

Kwiziq community member

25 March 2019

25/03/19

Aha.  Thanks to Cecile and Chris.

Amanda

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2019

3 replies

I am still unsure why the subjective mood is used. Cant you just say Je dois..... instead of Il faut que....? It seems so much harder to cinstr

Amanda

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2019

21/03/19

It seems so much harder to me to construct sentenances this way.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

21 March 2019

21/03/19

Hi Amanda,

Yes,  you can use 'devoir' to avoid 'il faut que'

There are some occasions when you can avoid the subjunctive and as your grasp of the language improves you will grab these opportunities...

Amanda

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2019

21/03/19

Thanks 

Ann

Kwiziq community member

27 August 2018

1 reply

Isn't there only one subject in this example? "Il ne peut pas s'en souvenir, bien qu'il le relise tous les soirs !"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

27 August 2018

27/08/18

The subject is "il" in both parts of the phrase. Why? Because of "que"? The "que"is present because "bien que" is a fixed phrase meaning "although".

steven

Kwiziq community member

9 February 2017

1 reply

A bit off topic, but...

In the third example, "Il est important qu'il apprenne ses lecons", how come it's not "c'est important"?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

10 February 2017

10/02/17

Bonjour Steven !

Here we used the impersonal "il" (same one as in "il fait beau"), which can also be replaced by "c'est":
"C'est important qu'il apprenne ses leçons."

Note that the "il" version is considered as more elegant.

Have a look at the related lesson: Il est (important) que + Le Subjonctif = It is (important) for (someone) to ...">Il est (important) que + Le Subjonctif = It is (important) for (someone) to ...">Il est (important) que + Le Subjonctif = It is (important) for (someone) to ...">Il est (important) que + Le Subjonctif = It is (important) for (someone) to ...

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Connor

Kwiziq community member

26 July 2016

1 reply

Subjunctive with 2 different subjects

Is it possible to use subjunctive to say things such as; J'ai peur que je sois stupide Ou Elle souhaite qu'elle ait eu rainson Or is it ONLY if there are two, distinctly different subjects?

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

26 July 2016

26/07/16

Bonjour Connor, You can only use the subjunctive with two different subjects. Otherwise, you just use the infinitive: J'ai peur d'être stupide.

opeyemi

Kwiziq community member

27 February 2016

1 reply

Bonjour, par exemple, il est important de preciser que+ subjonctif ou indicatif

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

28 February 2016

28/02/16

Bonjour Opeyemi,

The French verb préciser is followed by the indicative.

Il est important in front of préciser makes no difference.

Let me take a look at that...