Il est clair
C’est clair

The Subjunctivisor!

Does il est clair / c’est claire require the subjunctive?

Il est clair / C’est clair may require the subjunctive, depending on whether it is used affirmatively, negatively, or interrogatively:

Par exemple…

Il est clair / C’est clair qu’elle a tort.
It’s clear that she is mistaken.

Il n’est pas clair / Ce n’est pas clair qu’elle ait tort.
It’s not clear that she is mistaken.

Est-il clair / Est-ce clair qu’elle ait tort ?
Is it clear that she is mistaken?

 
Il est / C’est clair is an impersonal expression.

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