“espérer que” as a subjunctive trigger

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“espérer que” as a subjunctive trigger

In “en espérant que je ne me rende pas compte de son absence.”


We have “rendre” in the subjunctive as “rende”. This has been triggered by “espérer que”. But I thought that an affirmative use of “espérer que” would use the Indicative as opposed to the Subjunctive. I don’t know what additional implication the use of the gerund has though…


https://www.lawlessfrench.com/subjunctivisor/esperer/

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brian,

Interesting question!

Here the indicative future would work depending on the degree of doubt -

En espérant qu'il va se rendre compte/ qu'il se rendra compte ...

Take a look at these discussions on the same topic -

https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/en-esp%C3%A9rant-que-mode.964772/

 

https://www.question-orthographe.fr/question/en-esperant-que-indicatif-ou-subjonctif/

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“espérer que” as a subjunctive trigger

In “en espérant que je ne me rende pas compte de son absence.”


We have “rendre” in the subjunctive as “rende”. This has been triggered by “espérer que”. But I thought that an affirmative use of “espérer que” would use the Indicative as opposed to the Subjunctive. I don’t know what additional implication the use of the gerund has though…


https://www.lawlessfrench.com/subjunctivisor/esperer/

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