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I recently noticed that the French use "cake" to mean fruit cake (Cassell's dictionary and others). But I've also seen it used in cake au thon. I don't believe that gâteau and cake are synonymous,…Continue
Do we ever use the conditional mode when saying "please"? If it would please you, rather than if it pleases you? I'm confident we use it in other than "please" (as in requesting compliance) phrases,…Continue
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 picky/choosy of ordinary meals. She looked down her nose at…Continue
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