Savoir que + subjonctif?

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Savoir que + subjonctif?

In the phrase "...parce que je savais que nous nous en souviendrions pour le reste de notre vie," why is se souvenir conjugated in the Conditional? I thought a verb following "savoir que" had to take the subjunctive, especially since it is not a known fact.

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/subjunctivisor/savoir/

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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Savoir, penser, trouver, croire, prétendre - expressions of opinion - only take subjunctive in negative. It is more about degrees of doubt, than fact or not. It is “doubt/uncertainty “ of the “Subject” that is being conveyed - not whether others may have doubts. Especially using  “savoir” in a statement rather than a question, there is no hint of doubt in the positive expression. For the other examples above, well, opinions are strongly held !

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Using Le Subjonctif after penser, trouver. savoir, croire, prétendre + que in the negative

 

Savoir que + subjonctif?

In the phrase "...parce que je savais que nous nous en souviendrions pour le reste de notre vie," why is se souvenir conjugated in the Conditional? I thought a verb following "savoir que" had to take the subjunctive, especially since it is not a known fact.

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/subjunctivisor/savoir/

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