8.3.1 The subjonctif after verbs of wanting, wishing and desire


Examples
  vouloir = to want
  Nous voulons que vous partiez.
    We want that you leave.
  désirer = to wish
  Je désire que ce soit vrai.
    I wish that this was true.
  aimer = to love, to like
  J' aime qu' ils me disent toujours la vérité.
    I like it that they always tell me the truth.
  exiger = to demand
  Il exige que vous partiez tout de suite.
    He demands that you (all) / you (formal) leave immediately.
  plaire = to like
  Ça me plaît qu' il prépare toujours le petit déjeuner.
    I like it that he always prepares the breakfast.
  préférer = to prefer
  Je préfère qu' il le fasse lui-même.
    I prefer that he does it himself.
  souhaiter = to wish
  Je souhaite qu' il fasse plus attention à ce qui se passe autour de lui.
    I wish that he would pay more attention to what happens around him.

As you can see there are only little changes in the English verbs (only with to wish), and some more in the French verbs.





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