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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 george willms's discussion verbes pronominaux de "communication"
"I really can't see the point . To me that is like stamp collecting. Perhaps if you can find  a publication or an online article in French that is directed towards French students (rather than students of French) there may be a list. PS:…"
Oct 28, 2016

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George Hunt replied to george willms's discussion verbes pronominaux de "communication"
"If the "se" "me" "te" "nous" or "vous" is an indirect object of the verb then there must be no agreement. If they are the direct object then there will be agreement. I am sure there will be a few…"
Oct 27, 2016

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George Hunt replied to george willms's discussion ille
"Lille. There must be others but I can't think of them for now I found this also  http://french.stackexchange.com/questions/6312/pronunciation-of-ille it includes "bacille" (type of bacteria) ,"Achille" ,Lille…"
Oct 26, 2016

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George Hunt replied to April Reinhart's discussion Description and Possession with DE
" I don't want to sound as if I  know the different  rules and cases  but I am fairly sure expressions of quantity  do not need the definite article. For example  "une douzaine de  douanniers" ;) If…"
Oct 2, 2016

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George Hunt replied to Annette Gates's discussion Plume de radis
"Don't mention it. The Singing Nun ....that goes back a bit ;)"
Sep 29, 2016

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George Hunt replied to Annette Gates's discussion Plume de radis
"It is clearly a term of endearment. I will hazard a guess that the "plume de radis" is the little shoot that first appears when you plant radish in the garden I think of the similar expression "a plume of smoke" in English. The…"
Sep 29, 2016

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George Hunt replied to April Reinhart's discussion Description and Possession with DE
"I can't help you save to say I was under the same misunderstanding for many ,many years. So you are right but  I don't have  a clear  explanation for when you use the definite article and when you don't. Neil Coffey…"
Sep 28, 2016

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion charger
"I agree but  I was  applying it to the context in Esteban's post.  Sorry for the confusion:)"
Sep 25, 2016

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion charger
"To Alan, I doubt it has the connotation of responsibility. I would  imagine it is more like "on my tab". (could be wrong ,of course) "
Sep 25, 2016

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion charger
"It seems  from the discussion over there that it may be an anglicisation that is used in Quebec (and is frowned upon even  there). Apparently in France itself it  may not be used at all (but people can get very sniffy ;)    …"
Sep 20, 2016

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion charger
"I  have placed a question in the wordrefence forum . On verra....."
Sep 20, 2016

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion charger
"I am not sure what to say (my French is good but not excellent). I thought I had heard "charger" used that way and I thought my link backed it up . That is not to say that I thought it was necessarily " proper" or…"
Sep 19, 2016

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion charger
"Are you quite sure about that,Alan ? What about this online conversation? http://www.magarderie.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-50818.html Do the multiple uses not indicate payment ?"
Sep 19, 2016

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George Hunt replied to Joël's discussion What's the correct preposition
"When I "research"  via Google  and there are two alternate possibilities  I pate them both into Google as a complete phrase in quotation marks. As a rough guide one  of the alternatives will bring up more returns than…"
Sep 7, 2016

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George Hunt replied to Joël's discussion What's the correct preposition
"I am pretty sure  you should say "aller en Inde" although you can also say "aller aux Indes" . I am not sure if they have exactly the same meaning ,though."
Sep 6, 2016

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George Hunt replied to alan gould's discussion le temps que ça vienne
""for the time  (before) it comes (starts) "="for a while"   or "until ....whatever"   Any help.? It is a set phrase and the translation is approximative Do you use quotation marks in your Google…"
Aug 5, 2016

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

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