Could someone remind why the subjunctive (j'aie) is used in this context. Thanks
Freeform Writing Exercise C1
As Jim and Chris explained, when using a superlative adverb (un/le meilleur qui/que +[verb] for example), you can use Le Subjonctif if you are making an assumption or an overstatement / exaggeration such as in the sentence from this text.
C'est le meilleur joueur qui existe ! = It is the best player to exist! -> a true fact - Indicative mood
C'est le meilleur joueur qui puisse exister ! = It is the best player that could possibly exist! -> overstatement - Subjunctive mood
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
The expression of emotion is being communicated in this text and that triggers the subjunctive mood.
The subjunctive mood is used whenever you express a superlative (une des meilleures is the superlative). Here is more on this topic:
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