EN: It is necessary that he attend the meeting

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alexus34

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FRENCH
Good afternoon !

" It is necessary the he __ the meeting"
A. attend
B. will attend

In the previous sentence, why the answer is A, whereas the pronoun is he => -s and whereas the B is in futur.

Merci beaucoup ! :)

Alexus
 
  • Nino83

    Senior Member
    Italian
    "He attend" is present subjunctive.
    This is one of the few cases in which using the subjunctive mood is facultative.
     

    geostan

    Senior Member
    English Canada
    Not opional for me. I would only use the subjunctive or rephrase the sentence.
     

    Nino83

    Senior Member
    Italian
    Thank you geostan. I thought that only in American English the subjunctive was mandatory in this type of sentences.
     

    geostan

    Senior Member
    English Canada
    I cannot speak for British English. But American and Canadian English would be the same, I think.
     
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