Should there be a subjunctive after j'ai pensé que...?

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Should there be a subjunctive after j'ai pensé que...?

Apologies if this is the wrong topic, but does pense que express uncertainty such that it would be followed by a subjunctive?

Thanks!

Asked 1 week ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hopefully if you search through the forum previous discussion and comments on this can be found, some fairly recently. 

Short answer is no - penser/croire/trouver/prétendre/savoir take the subjunctive in the negative but not in the positive/affirmative.

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

Hopefully this link will work to a recent answer.

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/savoir-que-subjonctif

Should there be a subjunctive after j'ai pensé que...?

Apologies if this is the wrong topic, but does pense que express uncertainty such that it would be followed by a subjunctive?

Thanks!

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