Does être sûr que need the subjunctive?

Verbs, expressions, and conjunctions that require the French subjunctive

Être sûr may require the subjunctive, depending on whether it is used affirmatively, negatively, or interrogatively:

Je suis sûr qu'il vient.
I'm sure he's coming.

Je ne suis pas sûr qu'il vienne.
I'm not sure he's coming.

Es-tu sûr qu'il vienne ?
Are you sure he's coming?

Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
ThoughtCo. "Does être sûr que need the subjunctive?" ThoughtCo, May. 8, 2018, thoughtco.com/does-etre-sur-que-subjunctive-1369169. ThoughtCo. (2018, May 8). Does être sûr que need the subjunctive? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/does-etre-sur-que-subjunctive-1369169 ThoughtCo. "Does être sûr que need the subjunctive?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/does-etre-sur-que-subjunctive-1369169 (accessed May 20, 2018).