French Subjunctive - Regular Conjugations

Learn how to conjugate regular verbs into the subjunctive

Subjunctive

Unlike using the French subjunctive, conjugating it is relatively straightforward.

To conjugate all regular verbs ending -ER, -IR, and -RE, as well as some irregular* ones, take the 3rd person plural ils form of the present tense of the verb, drop the -ent ending to find the stem, and add the subjunctive endings:

  parlerchoisirrendrepartirsortirmettre
 ils parlentchoisissentrendentpartentsortentmettent
 stem parl-choisiss-rend-part-sort-mett-
Subjunctive endings       
... que je-eparlechoisisserendepartesortemette
... que tu-esparleschoisissesrendespartessortesmettes
... qu' il/elle/on -eparlechoisisserendepartesortemette
... que nous-ionsparlionschoisissionsrendionspartionssortionsmettions
... que vous-iezparliezchoisissiezrendiezpartiezsortiezmettiez
... qu' ils/elles-entparlentchoisissentrendentpartentsortentmettent
        
*Many verbs which are irregular in the present tense are regular in the subjunctive, including all -IR verbs conjugated like partir and sortir and -RE verbs conjugated like mettre.

Other irregular verbs as well as all stem-changing verbs have irregular subjunctive conjugations.
        
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