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FR: l'un des meilleurs chanteurs que + subjonctif

Discussion in 'French and English Grammar / Grammaire française et anglaise' started by undergreenwoodtree, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. undergreenwoodtree Senior Member

    England
    English-England
    Hello,

    Could you tell me if this needs to be followed by the indicative or the subjunctive? I really can't decide which.

    "Il est l'un des meilleurs chanteurs que je connaisse/connais"

    Merci
     
  2. Maître Capello

    Maître Capello Mod et ratures

    Suisse romande
    French – Switzerland
    Because of the superlative (meilleurs), you should use the subjunctive:

    Il est l'un des meilleurs chanteurs que je connaisse.
     
  3. undergreenwoodtree Senior Member

    England
    English-England
    Merci.

    The reason why I wasn't sure was because it was "l'un des" c.à.d. he was amongst the best, not the best.

    I know it would be "Il est le meilleur chanteur que je connaisse" but I wasn't certain for "l'un des...."

    Merci for the clarification.
     
  4. dragsterwave Senior Member

    Limbo
    ტაი ენა- Thai
    Pourquoi doit-on mettre 'l' avant le 'un' ? Pourquoi on peut pas mettre simplement 'il est un des meilleurs..' ?

    Merci
     
  5. OLN

    OLN Senior Member

    Alsace, France
    French - France, ♀

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