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Chantal Savignat replied to michael rivers's discussion not+verb+again
"Hello Mickael. Une réponse tardive (en français) en passant par là. Si vous le voulez, j'essayerai de traduire en anglais. Je ne peux pas vous dire quelle est la bonne syntaxe en anglais mais je peux vous expliquer le…"
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George Hunt replied to michael rivers's discussion not+verb+again
"Yes ,a pity.There used to be a lot of students asking to be helped (way back now)  but either they go elsewhere or they can get most of the answers  with online translators,language apps  or some such."
Oct 20, 2023
michael rivers replied to michael rivers's discussion not+verb+again
"Okay, thanks for the reply and clarification about the forum. It's a pity as I always got good answers here."
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George Hunt replied to michael rivers's discussion not+verb+again
"Hi Michael. No I don't think this forum is active any more (unless someone pops in again ) You can also  say ,commonly "Je n'en veux plus" (also "non plus" ="je ne sais(pas)  non plus" as "I…"
Oct 15, 2023
michael rivers posted a discussion

not+verb+again

I've seen "ne plus" translated as "not again" in the sentences below in my French grammar book.Vous ne serez jamais plus obligé de garder des copies papier. (You'll never again have to keep hard copies)Je n'y retournerai plus. (I won't go there again)"Ne plus" commonly means "no longer" which, to me, is a different nuance so this doesn't make sense. Ofcourse the "Re+verb" construction is commonly used to translate "not+verb+ again".Elle ne l'a jamais revu (She never saw her again)So two…See More
Oct 2, 2023
michael rivers replied to michael rivers's discussion Nous deux, vous deux.
"Thank you so much for the very comprehensive reply. It clears up a lot of confusion for me."
Sep 20, 2022
Chantal Savignat replied to michael rivers's discussion Nous deux, vous deux.
"Hi, 1) Can these be used as a subject as well as an object? "Nous deux sont allés au magasin" looks strange to me for some reason. As George said : "Nous deux sommes allés au magasin"  is right. But ... It…"
Sep 15, 2022
Chantal Savignat replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Inverting Question with Objects
"Hi from France. Long time I didn't come here .... Just one little modification : 2. L'as-tu donné ? questions with "est ce que" are more usual."
Sep 15, 2022

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George Hunt replied to michael rivers's discussion Nous deux, vous deux.
"If you saw the phrase in a reputable book then I am sure it must exist, even if it may  not be commonplace It doesn't feel "logical " to me  but that is not an impediment  to its use. "Eux deux" sounds…"
Sep 2, 2022
michael rivers replied to michael rivers's discussion Nous deux, vous deux.
"Thanks for the response. As regards your question 3), in the book Advanced French Grammar by Monique l'Huillier, it says: "The three/four etc. of them" or "all three, four etc. of them" is tous les trois, quatre etc.…"
Sep 2, 2022

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George Hunt replied to Dwayne Roberts's discussion Inverting Question with Objects
"Sorry to see your question  this late. 1 is right 2 leur l'as-tu donné 3ne le  leur  as-tu pas donné maybe.That was a bit of a word twister Maybe use the "est-ce que"construction  to make it a bit…"
Sep 1, 2022

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George Hunt replied to michael rivers's discussion Nous deux, vous deux.
"I would say  "nous  deux sommes allés" ( not "nous deux sont allés" Not sure about your construction  in(3) .How would you translate that to english? Again "nous trois" sounds a bit…"
Sep 1, 2022
michael rivers posted a discussion

Nous deux, vous deux.

I see the above expressions constantly in text but have never seen them explained properly in a grammar book.1) Can these be used as a subject as well as an object?"Nous deux sont allés au magasin" looks strange to me for some reason.2) Can this construction be used with another numeral?(i.e, nous trois etc.)3) Does "tous les deux d'entre nous/vous/eux" have the same meaning as  "nous/vous/eux deux",  so the two are basically interchangeable?Any help much appreciated.See More
Aug 31, 2022
Dwayne Roberts posted a discussion

Inverting Question with Objects

1. Tu as le chien.  As-tu le chien ?  <-- Pretty sure this is right.2. Tu l'as donné.  As-tu le donné ?  <-- Maybe this is right.3. Tu le leur as donné.  As-tu le leur donné ?  <-- Not much confidence this is right.4. Tu ne le leur as pas donné.  N'as pas tu le leur donné ?What's the correct word order when creating a question by inversion?Thanks for the help!See More
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