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French Past Subjunctive

How to conjugate the past subjunctive

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The French past subjunctive is a compound conjugation, which means it has two parts:
  1. subjunctive of the auxiliary verb (either avoir or être)
     
  2. past participle of the main verb

Note: Like all French compound conjugations, the past subjunctive may be subject to grammatical agreement:
  • When the auxiliary verb is être, the past participle must agree with the subject
     
  • When the auxiliary verb is avoir, the past participle may have to agree with its direct object


French past subjunctive conjugations
  
AIMER (auxiliary verb is avoir)
j'aie aimé nousayons aimé
tuaies aimévousayez aimé
il,
elle 
ait aiméils,
elles 
aient aimé
  
DEVENIR (être verb)
jesois devenu(e) noussoyons devenu(e)s
tusois devenu(e)voussoyez devenu(e)(s)
ilsoit devenuilssoient devenus
elle soit devenueellessoient devenues
  
SE LAVER (pronominal verb)
jeme sois lavé(e) nousnous soyons lavé(e)s
tute sois lavé(e)vousvous soyez lavé(e)(s)
ilse soit lavéilsse soient lavés
elle se soit lavéeellesse soient lavées
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