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avoir descendu l'arbre

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Oct 15, 2018. 6 Replies

Why is the above sentence considered incorrect to translate 'I climbed/came down the tree'? I am of the understanding that 'Descendre de l'arbre' is the right translation, but I can't understand…Continue

qu'est ce que- what is/are

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Dec 31, 2017. 6 Replies

Do qu'est-ce que and qu'est ce que c'est que mean the same as quel est or do they express something else?i.e Could "what is the answer?" be translated as eitherQuelle est la réponseQu'est-ce…Continue

Jour/journée with number and attributive adjective

Started this discussion. Last reply by Esteban de la Cruz Dec 13, 2016. 4 Replies

I was told that you should always use "jour" with numbers and "journée" with attributive adjectives. But what happens when you want say something with both, like "I spent 3 great/magnificent days in…Continue

indefinite pronoun n'importe qui/quoi/quel etc+relative clause

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Coffey Aug 11, 2014. 12 Replies

Can anyone explain to me why the pronouns and adjective n'importe qui/quoi/quel etc cannot be foll0wed by a relative clause ? I've read that this construction is forbidden but I cannot figure out the…Continue

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