C'est l'émission la plus drôle que nous ayons jamais regardée!


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21 January 2019

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C'est l'émission la plus drôle que nous ayons jamais regardée!


This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate verbs in Le Subjonctif Passé (past subjunctive)"


Kwiziq community member

22 January 2019


This sentence is not a negation. Jamais here means "ever" instead of the usual "never" when used in conjunction with ne..jamais.


Kwiziq language super star

22 January 2019


Hi Jack,

If you are questioning why the subjunctive of 'avoir' - ayons is used in the sentence , it is a rule that after superlatives  and after le premier, le dernier, le seul,  le meilleur (here 'the funniest' ), the subjunctive will follow because there's a doubt that in fact it is the truth... 


C'est le plus grand marteau que j'aie jamais acheté = That's the biggest hammer I have ever bought

C'est le plus beau magasin que j'aie jamais vu = That's the most beautiful store I have ever seen

Arthur est le seul qui ait proposé de m'aider = Arthur is the only one who offered to help me

C'est le meilleur repas que nous ayons jamais manger = That's the best meal we have ever eaten

N.B. If there's no doubt whatsoever, sometimes the indicative will be used .

Hope this helps!

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