Avoir Subjunctive Conjugation

Use the chart, examples, and video below to learn how to conjugate avoir in the subjunctive tense (le subjonctif). To keep things simple, we'll only cover the subjunctive present.

Avoir: Subjunctive Conjugation Chart

que j' aie
que tu aies
qu'il/elle/on ait
que nous ayons
que vous ayez
qu'ils/elles aient

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Examples: how to conjugate avoir in subjunctive tense

Here are some examples of conjugating avoir in subjunctive (subjonctif) form:

Il voulait que tu aies quelque chose.

He wanted you to have something.

Il est important que vous ayez cette information sur chaque page du site Web.

It's important that you have this information on each page of the website.

Je veux qu'ils aient un Noël harmonieux.

I want them to have a harmonious Christmas.


  • Avoir is an irregular verb.
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Reminder of what the French personal pronouns mean:

  • je = I
  • tu = you (singular informal)
  • il/elle = he/she
  • on = we (formal)
  • nous = we (informal)
  • vous= you (singular formal OR plural (both formal and informal))
  • ils/elles = they

How to conjugate avoir in the subjunctive tense - recommended video:

The below video is about using the subjunctive in general (as there isn't a good video specifically on avoir). It will give you an understanding of when and how to use the subjunctive. To see the specific conjugations for avoir, see the table at the top of this page.

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See how to conjugate avoir in other tenses:

Conjugate avoir in the present

Conjugate avoir in the imperfect

Conjugate avoir in the future

Conjugate avoir in the passé composé