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"Never was a child so loved"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Aug 13, 2013. 9 Replies

It's a bit literary, even in English... and I'd like to translate with that same nostalgic, literary feel.Jamais était un enfant si aimé.It's literal, but as near as I can work, if I turn it around…Continue

Tags: translation, help, voice, passive, phrases

Generic vs. specific (gendered) adjectives when noun being modified is not stated

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hunt Nov 12, 2012. 1 Reply

I am running into this problem all the time in dashing off quick comments on the Internet and it's driving me into wordiness, so I'd love some advice.Let's say that I am leaving a comment about your…Continue

Tags: nouns, adjectives, gender

Definite articles: Putting God in a list

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Coffey Jan 31, 2012. 9 Replies

Definite articles are used tons more in French than in normal written or conversational English, and most of the time I understand that. But I have a little thing that's tripping me up today.I know…Continue

Tags: les, the, la, le, article

Complicated subjunctive question? or is it simpler than I think?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adidas Jan 20, 2012. 10 Replies

If I should be the only one in whom you have faith, I would love you with all my might.(I know, it's flowery-poetic gooey. But it helps me ask the question.) In other words, If I were able to find a…Continue

Tags: tense, mood, conditional, subjunctive

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