Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner

Introduction to the verb déconsigner

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The English translation of déconsigner is “to release,” “to unlock,” or “to free.” The infinitive form is pronounced as “day-con-seen-yay.”

The word déconsigner is derived from the prefix “dé-” which indicates negation or reversal, and the verb “consigner” which means “to deposit” or “to keep in custody.” It is most often used in everyday French in the Subjonctif Présent tense, which is used to express doubt, uncertainty, or a hypothetical situation.

Three simple examples of déconsigner in the Subjonctif Présent tense are:

  1. Il faut que je déconsigne ces documents avant midi. (It’s necessary that I release these documents before noon.)
  2. Je préférerais que tu déconsignes la voiture avant de partir. (I would prefer that you unlock the car before leaving.)
  3. Il est possible que nous déconsignions ces objets demain. (It’s possible that we will free these objects tomorrow.)

Table of the Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of déconsigner

Pronoun Conjugation Example Usage English Translation
je déconsigne Il est possible que je déconsigne. It’s possible that I check out.
tu déconsignes Je doute que tu déconsignes. I doubt you will check out.
il déconsigne Il est important qu’il déconsigne. It’s important he checks out.
elle déconsigne Elle préfère que elle déconsigne. She prefers she checks out.
on déconsigne Il est nécessaire qu’on déconsigne. It’s necessary we check out.
nous déconsignions Il est préférable que nous déconsignions. It’s preferable we check out.
vous déconsigniez Il est crucial que vous déconsigniez. It’s crucial you check out.
ils déconsignent Il est essentiel qu’ils déconsignent. It’s essential they check out.
elles déconsignent Il est nécessaire qu’elles déconsignent. It’s necessary they check out.

Other Conjugations for Déconsigner.

   
    Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner
   

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner
   

    Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner
   

    Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner
   

    Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner
   

    Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner
   

    Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner
   

    Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner

    Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner

    Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner (this article)

    Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner
   

    Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner

    Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner
   

    Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner
   

    Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner

    L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner

    L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner

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Déconsigner – About the French Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense

The French Subjonctif Présent, often referred to simply as the “subjunctive mood,” is a verb tense used to express doubt, uncertainty, subjectivity, and emotions. It is not used to describe actions or facts that are considered certain or objective. Here, I will explain the Subjonctif Présent tense, its common everyday usage patterns, and how it interacts with other tenses in French.
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Formation of the Subjonctif Présent

To form the Subjonctif Présent tense for regular verbs, you typically follow these rules

1. Start with the third-person plural (ils/elles) form of the present tense of the verb.
2. Remove the -ent ending.
3. Add the appropriate endings for each verb group:
   – For -er verbs: e, es, e, ions, iez, ent.
   – For -ir verbs: e, es, e, issions, issiez, issent.
   – For -re verbs: e, es, e, ions, iez, ent.

Common Everyday Usage Patterns

1. Expressing Uncertainty and Doubt. The Subjonctif Présent is commonly used to express uncertainty, doubt, or subjective feelings. For example:
   – Je doute qu’il vienne. (I doubt he is coming.)
   – Il est possible que nous ayons des problèmes. (It is possible that we will have problems.)

2. Emotions and Desires. You use the subjunctive to express emotions, desires, hopes, and wishes.
   – Je veux que tu sois heureux. (I want you to be happy.)
   – J’aimerais que vous veniez à la fête. (I would like you to come to the party.)

3. Impersonal Expressions. Some impersonal expressions require the Subjonctif Présent, such as “il est important que” (it is important that), “il est nécessaire que” (it is necessary that), or “il faut que” (it is necessary that).
   – Il est nécessaire que nous partions. (It is necessary that we leave.)

4. Expressions of Possibility and Hypothesis. Subjunctive can be used to express possibilities and hypotheses:
   – Si j’étais riche, je voyagerais. (If I were rich, I would travel.)

Interactions with Other Tenses

The Subjonctif Présent can interact with other tenses in various ways:

1. Present Subjunctive with Present Indicative. Often, the Subjonctif Présent is used alongside the present indicative to express a contrast between certainty and uncertainty. For example:
   – Il est sûr que tu viens. (It’s certain that you are coming.)
   – Il est possible que tu viennes. (It’s possible that you are coming.)

2. Past Subjunctive with Past Indicative. The Subjonctif Passé is used in conjunction with past indicative tenses to express doubt, uncertainty, or emotion about past actions or events.
   – J’étais triste qu’il soit parti. (I was sad that he had left.)

3. Future Subjunctive with Future Indicative. The Subjonctif Futur can be used with future indicative tenses to express doubt or uncertainty about future actions.
   – J’espère qu’il viendra. (I hope he will come.)

4. Conditional and Subjunctive. The Subjonctif Présent is often used with the conditional mood to express hypothetical or unreal situations.
   – Si j’avais de l’argent, je voyagerais. (If I had money, I would travel.)

Summary

The Subjonctif Présent is a mood used to convey uncertainty, doubt, emotions, and desires. It interacts with other tenses in French to create a wide range of nuanced expressions in both everyday conversation and more complex contexts.

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