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Happy Christmas Neil Coffey

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Coffey Dec 31, 2015. 1 Reply

Thanks for giving us this website to use over the years.Hope all goes well for you over the next year too!Continue

mobile phone text abbreviations

Started Mar 26, 2012 0 Replies

I have none to offer myself but can anyone  give me examples of the French equivalents of or alternatives to  lol ,wrt , rofl ,ott etc. etc. that  seem to be almost mainstream in English now?Continue

irregular verb endings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Coffey Feb 27, 2012. 3 Replies

I have noticed that these 4 commonn verbs have the same ending in the 3rd person plural.Faire  , avoir , etre,  and aller( ils font  ,ils ont , ils sont and ils vont).Are these the only verbs that…Continue

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion reponse v. riposte
""Riposte " sounds more "point to  point" to me. Is it a fencing term originally,I wonder."
May 12

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion suite a
"Literally it might be "following on from  your letter" but it probably  might correspond to."Thanks for your letter  etc etc etc" Just a way of referencing that you received their letter and taking note of any…"
May 12

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion How to write lain down in French
"I can't see anything wrong with those sentences. Maybe in the first sentence "a deux heures" might be placed  just after "tous les jours" instead of at the end."
Mar 27

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George Hunt replied to Maxim Adams's discussion Argument dans ma classe de conversation.
"I suppose those of us who have had to learn French as a second language are keener to hold onto the rules ,given the effort we put into learning them in the first place.  I would feel very uncomfortable saying  ( well certainly writing )…"
Nov 17, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Maxim Adams's discussion Argument dans ma classe de conversation.
"Celui-ci (= the latter)"
Nov 16, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion to go and look for vs. to fetch
"What about "aller trouver"? Is that closer to "fetch" than to "look for"?"
Nov 10, 2018

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George Hunt replied to michael rivers's discussion avoir descendu l'arbre
"I imagine your last examples would work and have a different sense to what they would have using "about. For example it seems to me like you might be hopping of the ladder rather than using it  in the normal way. And as regards the…"
Oct 14, 2018

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George Hunt replied to michael rivers's discussion avoir descendu l'arbre
"That was nicely explained."
Oct 13, 2018

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George Hunt replied to michael rivers's discussion avoir descendu l'arbre
"You are right.It is a bit mystifying. When things are complicated I try to just remember the particular examples and hope that it becomes second nature eventually. There must be rules involved but I am not sure how useful they would be.Perhaps there…"
Oct 11, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Jodie's discussion Why can't I learn?
"I didn't realize you were trying to improve your English Chantal. In that case  you should say "make mistakes" .Otherwise all good except perhaps you might have said "write some sentences" instead…"
Oct 8, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Jodie's discussion Why can't I learn?
" I didn't realize you were trying to improve your English Chantal. In that case  you should say "make mistakes" .Otherwise all good except perhaps you might have said "write some sentences" instead of "make…"
Oct 8, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"Yes ."
Sep 14, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
Sep 10, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"You could,of course say "j'ai attendu dix minutes...." or even "j'ai fait dix minutes...." (not so sure about that,but I think it might work)"
Sep 10, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours
"There may be other ways of saying it but "passer" works fine. But it is correct to say "tu n'es  pas  venu. "    instead of what you wrote."
Sep 10, 2018

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George Hunt replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion se rendre usage ...
"There is also the expression "rendez-vous compte?" to mean "do you realise"? or "imagine that!" "il faut se rendre compte que.....""
Aug 13, 2018

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At 10:51am on July 18, 2012, Johanna said…
Thank you sooo much, George! X
 
 
 

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