Le mot "vissent"

Gretta

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2016

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Le mot "vissent"

Je ne comprends pas le mot "vissent" dans la phrase "Nous avions dû nettoyer la maison avant que mes parents ne vissent le désordre." Je pensais que ce serait le subjonctif du verbe "voir" mais je l'ai trouvé sous le mot "visser".

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French lesson "Conjugate devoir in Le Plus-que-parfait (pluperfect tense)"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

18 October 2016

18/10/16

Bonjour Greta ! It is indeed the verb "voir" in Le Subjonctif Imparfait, which is used very rarely nowadays but perfectly correct in this sentence, regarding the Sequence of tenses. However, people would tend to use Le Subjonctif Présent nowadays, as such: "Nous avions dû nettoyer la maison avant que mes parents ne VOIENT le désordre." Both sentences are perfectly valid :) I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

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