Il y a un risque

The Subjunctivisor!

Does il y a un risque require the subjunctive?

Yes, il y a un risque requires the subjunctive:

Par exemple…

Il y a un risque que nous perdions tout.
There’s a risk that we could lose everything.

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2 Responses

  1. Kelly Benner 18 May 2017 / 8:28

    I don’t understand why it’s not “Il y a un risque que nous puissions perdre tout.”

    • lkl 3 July 2017 / 11:25

      You could say it like that, but it’s a bit redundant in French. The subjunctive offers enough doubt already, whereas in English we need to add “could” to get that same doubt.

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