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"I think you are very selfish."

Translation:Je pense que tu es très égoïste.

April 18, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeBrownst1

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/georgeoftruth

Now accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisbrown441096

It rejected that today May 2019


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ansgar-F

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/georgeoftruth

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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