Why does the following sentence require the use of the subjunctive, please?

CherylC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why does the following sentence require the use of the subjunctive, please?

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CherylC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
C'est l'émission la plus drôle que nous n'ayons jamais regardé! (this is the sentence: my question 'took off' before I'd finished typing, before!) Cheryl
CherylC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
C'est l'émission la plus drôle que nous n'ayons jamais regardé! (this is the sentence: my question 'took off' before I'd finished typing, before!) Cheryl
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Cheryl ! Here the correct answer would be "C'est l'émission la plus drôle que nous ayons jamais regardé!": indeed here "jamais" is used as "ever" and doesn't need the "ne". This is a special Superlative case, -> "the most ___ that I've ever seen", which is always followed by Le Subjonctif Passé. You use Le Subjonctif here as there's no certainty that you won't watch anything funnier "ever". I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
CherylC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Merci Aurélie ! I just couldn't figure out what was causing the doubt etc. in this sentence, that made it necessary to put the verb in the subjunctive form. I understand now, thank you. Cheryl
CherylC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Merci Aurélie ! I just couldn't figure out what was causing the doubt etc. in this sentence, that made it necessary to put the verb in the subjunctive form. I understand now, thank you. Cheryl

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