Do you need to use the subjunctive or the indicative after Il est possible que… ?
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Decide whether you need the subjunctive or the indicative in the following sentence:
👉 Il est possible que je te (dire) non.
When you begin a sentence with Il est possible que, you must follow up with a subject and verb in the subjunctive.
To form the subjunctive, begin with the present tense indicative form of dire.
👉 ILS DISENT
Take off -ent to find the subjunctive stem.
Add the correct ending for je.
👉 Il est possible que je te dise non.
👉 Translation: It is possible that I tell you no. / I may tell you no.
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