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What's your bête noire of French grammar?

Dear all, I'm looking to expand the site's French grammar section so am looking for suggestions of new topics to include. So in a nutshell…

Started by Neil CoffeyLatest Reply

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Faire la fine bouche devant qch

Is this sentence correct? Is it how the statement would normally be made? Elle a fait la fine bouche devant les repas ordinaires. She was…

Started by Dwayne Roberts

4 May 29
Reply by Chantal Savignat

laver a grande l'eau

i cleaned yesterday for a french guy who was speaking english but then told me not to use a lot of water on his balcony.  he switched to f…

Started by alan gould

4 May 14
Reply by Chantal Savignat

Check out my poem (parody)

It is a parody on bad and awkward poèmes d’amour. Nevertheless it is a parody it has to have sense and follow poetry rules, such as syllabl…

Started by LiXiQing

4 Apr 29
Reply by George Hunt

doesn't e-muet exist anymore? Why?

Feel myself like a fool. At school I learnt that "e" is silent in some words like "pardonnE", "capriceE", "pEtit" and what do I hear at for…

Started by LiXiQing

1 Apr 20
Reply by George Hunt

en fin de compte/au bout du compte

the first was translated as "all things considered" while the latter was "in the final analysis." so, in my book, they're really the same t…

Started by alan gould

1 Apr 14
Reply by Chantal Savignat

a missing "y"

i saw this sentence: "Le quartier devient invivable. La police ne se déplace même plus."   i would think it needs to say "...ne s'y de'pl…

Started by alan gould

1 Apr 13
Reply by Chantal Savignat

jusqu'en versus jusqu'a

i see "jusqu'en used before dates or years.  but it's not used for all measurements of time cuz there's "jusqu'a present" and "jusqu'a la f…

Started by alan gould

1 Apr 12
Reply by Chantal Savignat

vu que, a la lumiere de, compte tenu de

...leur situation actuelle..." these 3 could all b used to say "in light of their current situation..."  "vu que" is the shortest and the…

Started by alan gould

1 Apr 12
Reply by Chantal Savignat

ajouter versus rajouter

i guess if i'm cooking and i'm told to add wine (for the first time), that's "ajouter" and if i then add more of it, that's "rajouter"?  co…

Started by alan gould

2 Apr 8
Reply by alan gould

de'plorer

in english, "deplore" means to strongly disapprove of something.  but from the examples i see, it merely means "to regret" in french as in…

Started by alan gould

5 Apr 5
Reply by Chantal Savignat

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