Subjunctive needed?

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Subjunctive needed?

Hi, in the first section, why is it “que j’ai réunis” instead of “que j’aie réunis”? I thought that the verb following “que” needed to be in the subjunctive. 

Thanks, Brian

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brian, 

The sentence is -

"Voici quelques astuces et conseils que j'ai réunis pour vous ""Here are a few tips and pieces of advice that I gathered for you" 

Here is the Kwiziq lesson which talks about 'que',  a relative pronoun, linking two clauses together. As you will see from the many examples, there is no need for any subjunctive here.

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/when-to-use-que-to-say-whom-which-or-that-relative-pronouns

Bonne Continuation!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The presence of  a relative pronoun to commence a dependent clause - que or qui - is necessary but not sufficient for the subjunctive to be required. There is no doubt or uncertainty etc here. It is statement of fact: 'here are (things) that I have (gathered)'. 

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

Subjunctive needed?

Hi, in the first section, why is it “que j’ai réunis” instead of “que j’aie réunis”? I thought that the verb following “que” needed to be in the subjunctive. 

Thanks, Brian

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