Les excuses d'un ami - Writing Challenge

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Les excuses d'un ami - Writing Challenge

Hi, why is the subjonctive used here:

et j'espère que tu puisses me pardonner.

the statement is in the affirmative.

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Dragana,

Both the future and the subjunctive are given as possibilities. In the case of -

J'espère que tu puisses me pardonner 

there is a doubt that this will happen.

With espérer que, it is all to do with the degree of doubt implied.

Take a look at a similar question and the answer given which you might find useful :

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/esperer-que-and-the-dreaded-subjunctive

Bonne Continuation!

Les excuses d'un ami - Writing Challenge

Hi, why is the subjonctive used here:

et j'espère que tu puisses me pardonner.

the statement is in the affirmative.

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