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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

Subjunctive or Indicative with superlatives

Started this discussion. Last reply by alan gould Mar 27, 2014. 8 Replies

Can anyone tell me how one decides between the subjunctive and indicative in a clause dependent on nouns that are modified by the superlative or the adjectives premier, dernier, unique, seul? I've…Continue

Passé surcomposé

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael rivers Nov 21, 2013. 7 Replies

I know how the passé surcomposé(p.c) is constructed but am uncertain about it's exact purpose. I know it expresses anteriority but then so does the plus-que-parfait. What I'd like to know is what is…Continue

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