Subjonctif passé

French Past Subjunctive

Le Subjonctif Passé is used in the same circumstances as the present subjunctive but when referring to something completed before something else.

For example

Il faut que tu aies pris ta douche avant midi.
You have to have had your shower before noon.
You need to have had your shower before noon.

Il faut que je sois parti d'ici neuf heures.
I have to have left by nine. I need to have left by nine.

See also: French Passé and All French tenses

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