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Jean Dervin's Discussions (67)

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"There is also the (mainly literary) usage of omitting the article in an enumeration.…"

Jean Dervin replied Apr 16, 2016 to Bare-naked nouns

17 May 8, 2016
Reply by Yeli

"According to Le Robert, the usage was recorded in 1175.  Not exactly modern."

Jean Dervin replied Apr 16, 2016 to soit...soit versus soit...ou bien

7 May 19, 2016
Reply by Stevo

"Bien sûr.  (Mais je tutoyais ma grand'mère, mes oncles et mes tantes.  Je tutoie tou…"

Jean Dervin replied Feb 16, 2016 to Use of "tu"

10 Feb 16, 2016
Reply by Jean Dervin

"Thank you for your response, but I don't think it quite gets to grips with my questi…"

Jean Dervin replied Jan 31, 2016 to Use of "tu"

10 Feb 16, 2016
Reply by Jean Dervin

"I'm really sorry that no-one has had a shot at responding to this.  Any volunteers?"

Jean Dervin replied Jan 29, 2016 to Use of "tu"

10 Feb 16, 2016
Reply by Jean Dervin

"Thank you again.  Very useful. If I were to overhear a 20-year-old female address a…"

Jean Dervin replied Jan 14, 2016 to Use of "tu"

10 Feb 16, 2016
Reply by Jean Dervin

"Thanks for that.  as I said, I have indeed asked her to call me "tu", but she won't.…"

Jean Dervin replied Jan 13, 2016 to Use of "tu"

10 Feb 16, 2016
Reply by Jean Dervin

""Bouffer" is onomatopoeic (from non-classical Latin "buffare") and has the notion of…"

Jean Dervin replied Nov 21, 2015 to devoir or falloir?

9 Nov 21, 2015
Reply by Jean Dervin

"May I pick up just one point?  I have long thought that the word 'fluent' is very im…"

Jean Dervin replied Nov 12, 2015 to Linguistic inhibition

6 Nov 12, 2015
Reply by Billy Bosworth

"Here are a few more examples (some made up and some taken from a grammar book). Il e…"

Jean Dervin replied Nov 7, 2015 to n'est pas si facile qu'il n'y paraît

10 Dec 9, 2015
Reply by George Hunt

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