il est temps

il est temps - , imperfect, and future) are used after...

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il est temps  (it is time)  il est urgent  (it is urgent)  il est utile  (it is useful)  il convient  (it is fitting)  il faut  (it is necessary)  il semble  (it seems)  il suffit  (it is enough)  il vaut mieux  (it is better)  For many impersonal expressions,  c'est  may be used in place of  il est C'est étrange qu'il ne vienne  pas . (It's strange that he isn't coming.)  After verbs and expressions of doubt, denial, and disbelief The subjunctive is used after verbs and expressions of doubt, denial, and disbelief. The  indicative  tenses , which state facts (present,  passé composé
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Unformatted text preview: , imperfect, and future) are used after verbs and expressions of certainty and probability. When these verbs and expressions, shown in Table 3 , are used in the negative or the interrogative, they imply uncertainty or doubt and require the subjunctive. On the contrary, when doubt is negated, certainty or probability exists and the indicative is used: • Subjunctive: Il doute que je fasse de mon mieux . (He doubts that I'll do my best.) • Future: Il ne doute pas que je ferai de mon mieux . (He doesn't doubt that I'll do my best.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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