Hi why is subjonctif after "quelque chose que vous puissiez poser contre l'arbre". Is there any rule for that ?
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The subjunctive is used here as the existence of this ladder or substitute is in question -
So Jim is right it is because of 'Auriez-vous' rather than 'quelque chose'.
It supposes that the answer is probably not, but the doubt is clear.
Again there's a doubt implied.
Hope this helps!
The lady is in some distress because her cat is apparently stuck up the tree.
The vet suggests the possibility that the lady may have a ladder or some other long item to place against the tree to create a type of ramp.
So we have some emotion being expressed, doubt, and desire to resolve the matter.
As I see it, there are several reasons why the subjunctive mood would be appropriate although I cannot show proof of "quelque chose que ....." in that particular construction.
Hope that this may help.
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