Je te veux être à la maison à 18h

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Je te veux être à la maison à 18h

Whilst I absolutely get that 'vouloir que' is followed by the subj., whu isn't the above a suitable answer to the question - how would you say' I want you to be home by 6pm?'

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Chris, 

As the other Chris rightly points out , you cannot say -

'Je te veux être

you can either say -

Je veux que tu sois ...

or 

Je te veux à la maison à 18h 

Bonne Continuation!

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Chris,

When you require that something needs to happen then you are expressing a will / order / advice which requires the subjunctive --- vouloir que  --> to want that.

However, for other constructions see here:-

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/vouloir-lesson/

Hope this helps.

Jim

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

This construction works in English but not in French. You can't say je te veux être... You could say, Je veux que tu sois à la maison.

Je te veux être à la maison à 18h

Whilst I absolutely get that 'vouloir que' is followed by the subj., whu isn't the above a suitable answer to the question - how would you say' I want you to be home by 6pm?'

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