The Subjunctivisor!

Does empêcher require the subjunctive?

Yes, empêcher requires the subjunctive:

Par exemple…

J’empêche que le chat ne fasse des dégâts aux meubles.
I’m preventing the cat from doing damage to the furniture.

 Why ne? It’s the ne explétif.

Empêcher conjugations

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