Elle trouve que Sam EST belle.
Elle trouve Sam ennuyeuse.
Does it work as a guide/rule that:
The presence of a conjugated verb after "trouve que" suggest both that
1) "trouve que" is being used in the sense of "think/find that...(clause)," and also
2) that "que" is necessary in the formation of such a sentence?
For comparison: "Elle trouve Sam est belle" would be grammatically incorrect.
Verbs of opinion like 'trouver', 'considérer' can be used on their own or with que introducing another clause.
They mean juger, regarder comme, tenir pour which is to consider / to judge someone to be something
( my opinion of her is that she is kind)
but you can also say
If you introduce another verb you have to add the 'que' to link the two clauses.
If you use 'penser' you will always use que.
Hope this helps!
"Je trouve Martha intéressante. I find Martha interesting".
The above is from the lesson.
"Elle trouve Sam est belle" --> She finds/thinks Sam to be/is beautiful. Seems to me that this statement is consistent with the lesson, so grammatically valid.Jim
If there are two subjects, you need que and also a proper verb for the second subject.
Elle trouve que Sam est belle. Elle is the first subject, Sam is the second. Trouve is the first verb, est the second.
Elle trouve Sam belle. Elle is the only subject, Sam is the COD.
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