Le subjonctif v le plus que parfait

JackC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Le subjonctif v le plus que parfait

The turkey was so burnt that he had had to get another one.   Isnt the part after the that subjonctif?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jack,

I can't find this example in the lesson but I am assuming they would say -

La dinde était tellement brûlée qu'il avait dû aller en acheter une autre

The pluperfect is correct, don't assume that every time you have a second clause introduced by 'que' that the subjunctive will follow.

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson which will give you some sub-lessons when the subjunctive has to be used -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/glossary/mood/the-french-subjunctive-mood-le-mode-subjonctif-ou-le-subjonctif

Hope this helps!

JackC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Yes, thanks.

JackC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Yes, thanks.

Le subjonctif v le plus que parfait

The turkey was so burnt that he had had to get another one.   Isnt the part after the that subjonctif?

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