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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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vocab

I’m sure i put it back Je suis certain que je l’ai remis en place Me: ok w/o “en place”?   In a way – en quelque sorte or d’une certaine ma…

Started by alan gould

0 Jun 1

vocab

I’m sure i put it back Je suis certain que je l’ai remis en place Me: ok w/o “en place”?   In a way – en quelque sorte or d’une certaine ma…

Started by alan gould

0 Jun 1

s'en penser ?

I am trying to translate the following into French:  They were part of high society, or rather they thought so. It's the bit at the end I'm…

Started by Billy Bosworth

4 Mar 22
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vocab

pour faire valoir leur point de vue is this « to validate their point of view. »?   « presser” Pls advise on its usage: To squeeze a spong…

Started by alan gould

0 Mar 19

vocab

Expressions w « mis » I know « mise en place ».  i’ve heard of mise en scene but it’s not practical to know how to use it unless it can b u…

Started by alan gould

9 Mar 7
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vocab

To pretend I recently saw “Elle se donne l’aire d’une femme riche” -- She pretends to b rich I had earlier learned “pretend” to b “faire se…

Started by alan gould

2 Feb 19
Reply by Chantal Savignat

rule triggering "ne"

On émet 4 fois plus de C02 que la planete n'est capable d'en absorber.  i don't understand the placement of "ne."  i've seen it used in oth…

Started by alan gould

7 Feb 10
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vocab

solliciter the word is new to me.  the dictionary says u “solliciter info” and “solliciter un emploi."  I think I saw it used to ask for a…

Started by alan gould

3 Feb 8
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"avec" to end a sentence

In discussions on France Culture I have recently heard "avec" as the last word in a sentence. It sounded rather strange, and I think it wa…

Started by Billy Bosworth

3 Jan 22
Reply by Chantal Savignat

a priori

a priori isn’t used in English conversation, but I’ve seen it in erudite writing.  I had seen it in the dictionary example below w its give…

Started by alan gould

2 Jan 17
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