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Subjonctifc Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Descri­ption

The French subjun­ctive is a mood, not a tense.
The subjun­ctive is introduced by "­que­"
The subject of the two verbs must be different.

Acronym

W
Wishes
E
Emotion
I
Impersonal
R
Recomm­ene­dations
D
Doubt, desire
O
Obligation
  

Two Subject Rule

 
The subject of the main clause and that of the dependent clause must be different. If they are the same, use the infini­tive.
Je veux que tu ailles à la banque - I want you to go to the bank
Je veux que j'aille à la banque - I want to go to the bank
Je veux que j'aille à la banque