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?
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Lawless, Laura K. "Does penser need the subjunctive?" ThoughtCo, Apr. 9, 2014, thoughtco.com/does-penser-subjunctive-1369261. Lawless, Laura K. (2014, April 9). Does penser need the subjunctive? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/does-penser-subjunctive-1369261 Lawless, Laura K. "Does penser need the subjunctive?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/does-penser-subjunctive-1369261 (accessed January 17, 2018).