Le Subjonctif with sentences using “Superlatives”

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Le Subjonctif with sentences using “Superlatives”

Bonjour Madame Cécile!

This is a sentence from a lesson explaining the use of “le meilleur” ->

C'est la meilleure idée que tu aies jamais eue!
It's the best idea you've ever had!

Here, why has the verb ‘avoir’ been placed in Le Subjonctif ? 

Is this because of the key word -> que ?

I request you to provide a few more examples as it’s the first time I have come across this case.

Merci beaucoup!

Je vous souhaite une bonne journée!

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Shrey,

This is a rule that after a superlative (often with premier, dernier , seul, meilleur) the subjunctive will follow -

C’est le meilleur chocolat que je n’aie jamais mangé It’s the best chocolate I ever ate

C’est le seul bateau qui soit arrivé = That’s the only boat to have arrived

C’est le dernier conseil que tu puisses me donner = It’s the last piece of advice you could give me 

C’est le meilleur prof qu’il ait jamais eu = She/He is the best teacher he ever had

The examples incorporate the subjunctive present and past depending on the situation.

Bonne continuation!

Le Subjonctif with sentences using “Superlatives”

Bonjour Madame Cécile!

This is a sentence from a lesson explaining the use of “le meilleur” ->

C'est la meilleure idée que tu aies jamais eue!
It's the best idea you've ever had!

Here, why has the verb ‘avoir’ been placed in Le Subjonctif ? 

Is this because of the key word -> que ?

I request you to provide a few more examples as it’s the first time I have come across this case.

Merci beaucoup!

Je vous souhaite une bonne journée!

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