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Subjunctive trigger

Brian E.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Subjunctive trigger

Hi, what triggers the use of the subjunctive “corresponde” in “Avant ce jour béni où tu es entrée dans ma vie, je n'avais jamais imaginé rencontrer quelqu'un qui me corresponde autant que tu me corresponds.”?

Asked 2 weeks ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The subjunctive is used because quelqu'un qui me corresponde is expressing a subjective idea or a wish – the kind of person the speaker had never imagined meeting. The trigger word to look out for in this case is quelqu'un as an indefinite antecedent  and expresses a subjective or hypothetical situation.

Subjunctive trigger

Hi, what triggers the use of the subjunctive “corresponde” in “Avant ce jour béni où tu es entrée dans ma vie, je n'avais jamais imaginé rencontrer quelqu'un qui me corresponde autant que tu me corresponds.”?

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