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Use of Subjunctive

ParisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Use of Subjunctive

Hello team and learners: 


Please can some explain why the subjunctive mood is used in the sentence - Qu'est-ce que tu dirais qu'on se fasse une double séance en son honneur?

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Paris, 

The expression 'Ça te dit que' (how about) or a similar 'qu'est-ce que tu dirais que' ( what do you say/feel about doing something)  is always followed by the subjunctive.

Ça te dit qu'on aille au cinéma ? = How about we go to the pictures/movies?

Qu'est-ce que tu dirais qu'on revienne la semaine prochaine ? What do you say/feel about coming back next week?

Bonne Continuation !

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour Paris,

The story is about the sad passing of a person and then reminiscing about their achievements in life.

So it is a situation, heavy with emotion -- this is why I see the subjunctive mood as being appropriate.

Hope this helps.

Bonne journée

Jim

Use of Subjunctive

Hello team and learners: 


Please can some explain why the subjunctive mood is used in the sentence - Qu'est-ce que tu dirais qu'on se fasse une double séance en son honneur?

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