Tenses PC or Pluperfect?

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Tenses PC or Pluperfect?

Just checking, could "ils ont dû attendre" also be written as "ils aient dû attendre"?

Many thanks

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

There's nothing about that sentence that would justify using the subjunctive (aient dû). It's a straightforward case of passé composé.

Ils ont dû attendre plusieurs décennies. -- They had to wait several decades.

Tenses PC or Pluperfect?

Just checking, could "ils ont dû attendre" also be written as "ils aient dû attendre"?

Many thanks

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