SAT II French : Mood of the Verb

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II French

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Mood Of The Verb

Choose the correct conjugation of the verb "acheter" to go in the blank.

Si j'étais riche, j'__________ une belle voiture.

Possible Answers:

acheter

achèterais

achèterai

achetais

achète

Correct answer:

achèterais

Explanation:

This sentence means, "If I were rich, I __________ a beautiful car," with all of the answer choices being conjugations of the verb "acheter," which means "to buy." Since "would buy" fits in the sentence and is the conditional tense, "achetèrais" is the only correct answer.

Example Question #2 : Mood Of The Verb

Choose the correct conjugation of the verb "être" to go in the blank. 

Je suis content(e) que tu __________ là.

Possible Answers:

sois

soit

es

étais

sont

Correct answer:

sois

Explanation:

"Je suis content(e)" is expressing sentiment, which requires the subjunctive.

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