Rule number two

If the conjunctive I is identical to the present form of the indicative (which happens quite often) the conjunctive II is used instead of the conjunctive I.

  Have a look at this example

Er sagt: "Wir haben keine Lust." He says: "We don't feel like it."

Transformation with conjunctive I Transformation with conjunctive II
Er sagt, dass wir keine Lust haben. Er sagt, dass wir keine Lust hätten.  

Have you noticed? The conjunctive I is identical with present form of indicative mode.

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