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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…

Started by Neil CoffeyLatest Reply

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Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours

I spent a month in France. J'ai passé un mois en France. My French sentence is fine. I spent 10 minutes on the street. However you didn…

Started by Crack1

7 on Friday
Reply by George Hunt

word order

i may have asked this  a long time ago.  i was once told here that "french isn't always logical."  here's the sentence and translation: Il…

Started by alan gould

6 Sep 9
Reply by Crack1

se rendre usage ...

Is "se rendre" used in everyday conversation to convey the meaning of "to go somewhere"? It's commonly used in text books, but it somehow s…

Started by Billy Bosworth

2 Aug 13
Reply by George Hunt

"not really"

i would use "pas vraiment" to merely say "not really" but i see "pas tellement" is a choice.  is this common when nothing else is said but…

Started by alan gould

2 Aug 3
Reply by Chantal Savignat

Faire la fine bouche devant qch

Is this sentence correct? Is it how the statement would normally be made? Elle a fait la fine bouche devant les repas ordinaires. She was…

Started by Dwayne Roberts

4 May 29
Reply by Chantal Savignat

laver a grande l'eau

i cleaned yesterday for a french guy who was speaking english but then told me not to use a lot of water on his balcony.  he switched to f…

Started by alan gould

4 May 14
Reply by Chantal Savignat

Check out my poem (parody)

It is a parody on bad and awkward poèmes d’amour. Nevertheless it is a parody it has to have sense and follow poetry rules, such as syllabl…

Started by LiXiQing

4 Apr 29
Reply by George Hunt

doesn't e-muet exist anymore? Why?

Feel myself like a fool. At school I learnt that "e" is silent in some words like "pardonnE", "capriceE", "pEtit" and what do I hear at for…

Started by LiXiQing

1 Apr 20
Reply by George Hunt

en fin de compte/au bout du compte

the first was translated as "all things considered" while the latter was "in the final analysis." so, in my book, they're really the same t…

Started by alan gould

1 Apr 14
Reply by Chantal Savignat

a missing "y"

i saw this sentence: "Le quartier devient invivable. La police ne se déplace même plus."   i would think it needs to say "...ne s'y de'pl…

Started by alan gould

1 Apr 13
Reply by Chantal Savignat

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