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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

Educator
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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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
Crack1 posted a discussion

How to write lain down in French

 I lie down for a nap at two o’clock every day.Je me couche tous les jours pour faire une sieste à deux heures.I have lain down every day this week.Je me suis couché tous les jours cette semaine.I lay down yesterday for a nap.Je me suis couché hier pour faire une sieste.I am not sure about the French translation of my English sentences. Please correct me.See More
Mar 26
Maxim Adams replied to Maxim Adams's discussion Argument dans ma classe de conversation.
"Merci, Chantal. J'ai compris."
Nov 18, 2018
Maxim Adams replied to Maxim Adams's discussion Argument dans ma classe de conversation.
"Merci, Chantal. J'ai compris."
Nov 18, 2018
Chantal Savignat replied to Maxim Adams's discussion Argument dans ma classe de conversation.
"It's one of the most difficult rules. I think a lot of french natives (the big majority) can't give the whole rule. I can't. I learnt some subtleties of theses rules when my children learnt french grammar."
Nov 17, 2018

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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
Chantal Savignat replied to Maxim Adams's discussion Argument dans ma classe de conversation.
"L'accord du participe passé avec l'auxiliaire avoir..... toute une aventure... Le verbe s'accorde avec le COD lorsque le COD est placé avant le verbe. (Il y a cependant des exceptions et la possibilité de faire…"
Nov 17, 2018
Maxim Adams replied to Maxim Adams's discussion Argument dans ma classe de conversation.
"Merci, George. J'avais tort. "
Nov 16, 2018

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

Argument dans ma classe de conversation.

Est-ce qu'on dit," la bouteille qu'il a ouvert" ou "la bouteille qu'il a ouverte"?See More
Nov 15, 2018
Chantal Savignat replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion to go and look for vs. to fetch
"it's closer to "look for". It never means "fetch". I think "aller trouver" is closer to "to go to find" .  But as I'm not sure so I will try to explain how we use "trouver. There is an…"
Nov 11, 2018

Educator
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
Chantal Savignat replied to Billy Bosworth's discussion to go and look for vs. to fetch
"Hello. Yes it may be the same construction. And we have to add informations or context before or after to clarify that you are sure or not that the thing is in the garage. Or you may use other constructions. But without that, there is a…"
Nov 9, 2018
 

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reponse v. riposte

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suite a

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suite a

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How to write lain down in French

Started by Crack1 in French Grammar. Last reply by George Hunt Mar 27. 1 Reply

Argument dans ma classe de conversation.

Started by Maxim Adams in French Grammar. Last reply by Maxim Adams Nov 18, 2018. 7 Replies

to go and look for vs. to fetch

Started by Billy Bosworth in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Nov 11, 2018. 3 Replies

avoir descendu l'arbre

Started by michael rivers in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Oct 15, 2018. 6 Replies

Why can't I learn?

Started by Jodie in French learning / teaching. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Oct 10, 2018. 4 Replies

Not a question

Started by Chantal Savignat in French Grammar Oct 2, 2018. 0 Replies

Spent 10 minutes or 2 hours

Started by Crack1 in French Grammar. Last reply by George Hunt Sep 14, 2018. 7 Replies

word order

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Crack1 Sep 9, 2018. 6 Replies

se rendre usage ...

Started by Billy Bosworth in French Grammar. Last reply by George Hunt Aug 13, 2018. 2 Replies

"not really"

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Aug 3, 2018. 2 Replies

Faire la fine bouche devant qch

Started by Dwayne Roberts in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat May 29, 2018. 4 Replies

laver a grande l'eau

Started by alan gould in French Grammar. Last reply by Chantal Savignat May 14, 2018. 4 Replies

Can someone help me translate this?

Started by Tim brtlnk in Translation Help. Last reply by Tim brtlnk May 5, 2018. 5 Replies

Check out my poem (parody)

Started by LiXiQing in French Grammar. Last reply by George Hunt Apr 29, 2018. 4 Replies

doesn't e-muet exist anymore? Why?

Started by LiXiQing in French Grammar. Last reply by George Hunt Apr 20, 2018. 1 Reply

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