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The girls hate that you annoy them. This is in the present tense so why would one use embêtiez instead of embêtez? I realise imperfect is continuing

Sally T.C1Kwiziq community member

The girls hate that you annoy them. This is in the present tense so why would one use embêtiez instead of embêtez? I realise imperfect is continuing

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sally, 

As the lesson points out the verbs aimer que and détester que are followed by the subjunctive mood.

Here is the Kwiziq lesson on how to form the present of the subjunctive -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-regular-verbs-in-le-subjonctif-present-the-subjunctive-mood

Bonne Continuation!

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Embêtiez is in the subjunctive here, to be used after «détester que». For the nous and vous conjugations, it is the same word as for the imparfait.

The girls hate that you annoy them. This is in the present tense so why would one use embêtiez instead of embêtez? I realise imperfect is continuing

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