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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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a priori

a priori isn’t used in English conversation, but I’ve seen it in erudite writing.  I had seen it in the dictionary example below w its give…

Started by alan gould

2 on Sunday
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"avec" to end a sentence

In discussions on France Culture I have recently heard "avec" as the last word in a sentence. It sounded rather strange, and I think it wa…

Started by Billy Bosworth

2 on Sunday
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revisiting some things

you wrote:  “La nourriture” and “l'alimentation” match to, indeed, “the food”. “provision” is a term most general and can be used according…

Started by alan gould

0 Jan 7

bonne année

I’m so grateful for chantal's help.  I benefit from it greatly.  On youtube, I find “learning french w elsa” and “inner French” are very he…

Started by alan gould

2 Jan 4
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afterwards

below are sentences from the dictionary.  dans la foulée i've seen used meaning immediately afterwards.  "apres coup" i've never seen.  at…

Started by alan gould

2 Dec 30, 2020
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a gap or breach

un trou is a hole la trouée i think is a gap or breach the dictionary says la breche is a breach or gap.  it says it's used figuratively to…

Started by alan gould

2 Dec 19, 2020
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foundation

the dictionary says a groundless rumor or accusation is "sans fondement."  what is the difference between fondement, fondation, and le fond…

Started by alan gould

2 Dec 19, 2020
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fee

i have the sentence below:  Les honoraires de l'avocat peuvent se chiffrer à des milliers de dollars. in English attorneys charge legal fee…

Started by alan gould

6 Dec 19, 2020
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tremper

the dictionary has:  [+dishes] faire tremper, laisser tremper        [dish, pot]   tremper    soak in  - pénétrer, être absorbé (e)     Soa…

Started by alan gould

2 Dec 16, 2020
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defective

if something is defective is it "defectueux" or defaillant? the noun defect i think is "le defaut".  i know echec as failure.  the dictiona…

Started by alan gould

1 Dec 16, 2020
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