"I think you are very selfish."

Translation:Je pense que tu es très égoïste.

April 18, 2018

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It rejected "je crois que tu es très égoïste". Reported 17 April 2018


It rejected that today May 2019


Why is it not possible (and necessary) to use the subjunctive mood here? « Je pense que tu sois très égoïste. »


The sentence is an affirmative statement. There should be no doubt or uncertainty about what one thinks. "Penser que" does not use the subjunctive in affirmative form. However, if the sentence is negative or in interrogative form, the subjunctive is required.

  • Je pense que tu es très égoïste.
  • Je ne pense pas que tu sois très égoïste.
  • Penses-tu que je sois très égoïste ?
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