Il me (te, lui…) semble

The Subjunctivisor!

Does il me (te, lui…) semble require the subjunctive?

Il me (te, lui…) semble may require the subjunctive, depending on whether it is used affirmatively, negatively, or interrogatively:

Par exemple…

Il me semble que Robert sait où se trouve le restaurant.
It seems to me that Robert knows where the restaurant is.

Il ne me semble pas que Robert sache où se trouve le restaurant.
It doesn’t seem to me that Robert knows where the restaurant is.

Te semble-t-il que Robert sache où se trouve le restaurant ?
Does it seem to you that Robert knows where the restaurant is?

Also see il semble

The Subjunctivisor!  |  Subjunctive lesson

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