Does 'Il Semble Que' Need the Subjunctive?

Verbs, Expressions and Conjunctions That Require the French Subjunctive

The term il semble que means "it appears that" or "it seems that" in French, and it requires the subjunctive.

Examples

Il semble qu'il le fasse.
It seems that he does it.

Il semble que tu sois malheureux.
It seems you're unhappy.

To learn whether to use the subjunctive when saying "it seems to me that," see the il me (te, lui...) semble entry.

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Lawless, Laura K. "Does 'Il Semble Que' Need the Subjunctive?" ThoughtCo, Feb. 26, 2017, thoughtco.com/does-il-semble-que-subjunctive-1369227. Lawless, Laura K. (2017, February 26). Does 'Il Semble Que' Need the Subjunctive? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/does-il-semble-que-subjunctive-1369227 Lawless, Laura K. "Does 'Il Semble Que' Need the Subjunctive?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/does-il-semble-que-subjunctive-1369227 (accessed January 18, 2018).