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Conseils pratiques pour profiter des marchés de Noël

December is a wonderful time to be in France thanks to the famous Christmas markets. Here's some practical advice to help you maximize your enjoyment and minimize hassles. After listning to the sound file, scroll down to the bilingual reader to check the French transcript and click any phrase for the translation and links to related grammar lessons.

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French Christmas Markets

French Vocabulary

Q&A relating to this exercise 1 question, 2 answers

BrianB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Subjunctive needed?

Hi, in the first section, why is it “que j’ai réunis” instead of “que j’aie réunis”? I thought that the verb following “que” needed to be in the subjunctive. 

Thanks, Brian

Asked 2 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brian, 

The sentence is -

"Voici quelques astuces et conseils que j'ai réunis pour vous ""Here are a few tips and pieces of advice that I gathered for you" 

Here is the Kwiziq lesson which talks about 'que',  a relative pronoun, linking two clauses together. As you will see from the many examples, there is no need for any subjunctive here.

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/when-to-use-que-to-say-whom-which-or-that-relative-pronouns

Bonne Continuation!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The presence of  a relative pronoun to commence a dependent clause - que or qui - is necessary but not sufficient for the subjunctive to be required. There is no doubt or uncertainty etc here. It is statement of fact: 'here are (things) that I have (gathered)'. 

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/subjunctive/

Subjunctive needed?

Hi, in the first section, why is it “que j’ai réunis” instead of “que j’aie réunis”? I thought that the verb following “que” needed to be in the subjunctive. 

Thanks, Brian

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