Does penser need the subjunctive?

Verbs, expressions, and conjunctions that require the French subjunctive

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

Je pense que c'est vrai.
I think it's true.

Je ne pense pas que ce soit vrai.
I don't think it's true.

Penses-tu que ce soit vrai ?
Do you think it's true?

The Subjunctivator! | Quiz: Subjunctive or indicative?
Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
ThoughtCo. "Does penser need the subjunctive?" ThoughtCo, May. 8, 2018, thoughtco.com/does-penser-subjunctive-1369261. ThoughtCo. (2018, May 8). Does penser need the subjunctive? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/does-penser-subjunctive-1369261 ThoughtCo. "Does penser need the subjunctive?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/does-penser-subjunctive-1369261 (accessed May 28, 2018).