In relative clauses

In relative clauses - speaks Greek[There may not be anyone...

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In relative clauses The subjunctive is used in relative clauses if the person or thing mentioned in the main clause is  indefinite, nonexistent, or desired but not yet found. Compare the following sentences:  Je cherche un mari qui   soit   patient.  (I'm looking for a patient husband). [I may never  find one.]  J'ai un mari qui   est   patient.  (I have a husband who is patient.) [He exists.]  Connaissez-vous quelqu'un qui   sache   parler grec?  (Do you know someone who 
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Unformatted text preview: speaks Greek?) [There may not be anyone.] • Elle connaît quelqu'un qui sait parler grec. (She knows someone who knows how to speak Greek.) [There is such a person.] In third-person commands The subjunctive is used in third-person ( il, elle, ils, elles ) commands or wishes: • Vive le président! (Long live the president!) Qu'elle entre! (Let her come in!) • Qu'ils aient de la chance! (May they be lucky!)...
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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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