Does avoir peur que need the subjunctive?

Verbs, expressions, and conjunctions that require the French subjunctive

Yes, avoir peur requires the subjunctive:

J'ai peur qu'il ne soit égaré.
I'm afraid he's lost.

Why ne? It's the ne explétif

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