Le Subjonctif Imparfait

French Subjunctive Imperfect

Le Subjonctif Imparfait is the imperfect tense of the subjunctive mood. It's a literary verb form reserved exclusively for formal writing, notably classic literature.

For example

Il fallait que vous fussiez prêts à 10h. - It was necessary for you to be ready at 10am.

Je doutais qu'il fût à la réunion. - I doubted that he'd be at the meeting.

See also: French Passé and our complete list of French Tense Names.

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