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Unidirectional vs multidirectional verbs.
Unidirectional verbs (eg. идти) describe movement in one direction, and mostly just a one time movement or a single occasion.
Multidirectional verbs (eg. ходить) describe repeated movements, general movement, movement in different directions and a return journey that happened in the past.
Here are a few examples with English translations:
1. Каждый день, Борис ходит в бассейн.
1. Every day (repeated movement), Boris goes to the swimming pool.
2. Куда ты идёшь?
2. Where are you going? (Movement in one direction, one time movement)
3. Мы часто ходим в университет.
3. We often go to university.
The subjunctive is one of the hardest grammar points that you need to tackle in French A level. Any signs that you understand it and can use it confidently will impress the examiner hugely.
The subjunctive is a mood, in other words it's not a tense like the passé composé but it can be in the passé composé.
Here's a handy list of times you need to use the subjunctive.
1. After certain prepositions, such as:
2. After verbal constructions, such as:
avoir peur que...
avoir désir que...
3. After a superlative, such as:
c'est la plus jolie fille que j'aie vue.
4. Impersonal expressions, such as:
il faut que...
5. After a change of subject, expressing wish/want:
il était content que je l'aie fait.
6: In short, you use the subjunctive in expressions of...
Will, orders, advice
Doubt, possibility, opinion
Finally, the best way to learn when to use the subjunctive is fimiliarity with written French. I would recommend reading articles on Euronews, as you can translate them into English if you are stuck as to why there is a subjunctive.see more