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What's your bête noire of French grammar?

Dear all, I'm looking to expand the site's French grammar section so am looking for suggestions of new topics to include. So in a nutshell…

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Je n'ai pas de + [noun in the singular or plural?]

I've seen it written both ways. What are the grammatical rules that govern the choice between either option? What is the difference in tran…

Started by Erick G.

1 Sep 28
Reply by George Hunt

"porter" or "se mettre" clothes?

i know "se mettre" for wearing clothes.  is "porter" also commonly used?  

Started by alan gould

1 Sep 19
Reply by Sandra

"fond" meaning a small quantity

is this a common usage: Il ne lui restait qu'un fond de vin rouge.      He only had a drop of red wine left. 

Started by alan gould

1 Sep 19
Reply by Sandra

tous tout

I always have a difficult time when writing whether to use tous or tout.  Since they are pronounced the same, I don't have the same misgivi…

Started by Charles D

2 Aug 19
Reply by Charles D

Cette nuit

Je dois dire que cette nuit j'ai rêvé que j'étais retraité. I must tell you that, last night, I dreamt I was a pensioner. ---------------…

Started by Crack1

1 Jul 22
Reply by George Hunt

using "de" not "le"

i came across this sentence in a dictionary:  De travail en matière de droits de l'homme est si valorisant.  (Working in human rights is so…

Started by alan gould

8 Jul 18
Reply by George Hunt

c'est donné!      it's very cheap!

is this common?  i guess it's an informal way of saying "ce n'est pas cher."

Started by alan gould

1 Jul 11
Reply by George Hunt

porter sur - to be about

the dictionary entry for "porter" included this usage.  i'm familiar with "s'agit de..."  is "porter sur" used in conversation?  the dictio…

Started by alan gould

1 Jul 11
Reply by George Hunt

a partir de ce moment/desormais

can desormais be used to refer to the past?  example: if i refer to something that happened, i would say "a partir de ce moment..." but cou…

Started by alan gould

1 Jul 11
Reply by George Hunt

When you start your car

When you start your car there is the moment the clutch engages. I think there is no single English word for it. Maybe another English wo…

Started by Crack1

13 Jul 11
Reply by alan gould

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