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"Je veux qu'elle ferme ce livre."

5 years ago

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I want that she closes that book is nonsense!

5 years ago

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The audio doesnt sound correct

5 years ago

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why is the infinitive not used for to close?

5 years ago

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Because word by word translated it is "I want that she closes that book" and then you use the 3ps form.

5 years ago

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Someone who knows more can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that after a conjunction, in this case "que", the next verb has to be conjugated as normal. You also see this in the "I live to eat and eat to live." sentence that sometimes gets asked.

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Je lui veux fermer ce livre?

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It is my feeling that ferme here is in the Subjunctive Mood

5 years ago