Appendix:French verbs taking subjunctive

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Verb
(+ que)
Example Meaning Notes
Emotion
avoir peur   fear that...
craindre   fear that...  
être + an adjective être heureux, être triste (to be happy that..., to be sad that...) be + an adjective that...  
Desire/Necessity/Avoidance
aimer   like that...  
commander   command that...  
empêcher prevent that... Subjunctive takes ne
éviter   avoid that... Subjunctive takes ne
exiger   demand that...  
falloir   be necessary that...  
interdire   forbid that...  
préférer   like that...  
proposer   propose that...  
souhaiter   wish that...  
suggérer   suggest that...  
valoir mieux   be better that...  
vouloir   want that...  
Uncertainty
douter Je doute qu'il y en ait. (I doubt that there are any)

Je ne doute pas qu'il y en a. (I don't doubt that there are any.)

doubt that... Does not take the subjunctive when used negatively because it indicates certainty in such instances.
estimer   estimate that...  
nier   deny that...  
paraître   appear that...  
Certainty—these verbs take subjunctive when used negatively or interrogatively.
croire Crois-tu que je sois triste ? (Do you believe that I'm sad?) believe that...
penser think that...
être vrai, probable be true, probable that...