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Jean Dervin's Discussions (67)

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""You" presumably refers to Alan Gould, with whose comments I agree.  I would find th…"

Jean Dervin replied Apr 13, 2014 to Meeting

3 Apr 13, 2014
Reply by Jean Dervin

"It's terrible English.  Your French version is an improvement."

Jean Dervin replied Mar 30, 2014 to award

6 Apr 17, 2014
Reply by Davenne Marc

"Sounds plausible, though it seems odd that Maupassant used it, and it doesn't explai…"

Jean Dervin replied May 10, 2013 to Ne voilà-t-il pas ...

13 May 10, 2013
Reply by Neil Coffey

"Peut-être qu'on y trouve souvent une apostrophe, mais c'est un usage fautif.    "

Jean Dervin replied May 9, 2013 to Ne voilà-t-il pas ...

13 May 10, 2013
Reply by Neil Coffey

"Moi, j'aurais écrit <ne mange-t-il pas>.  Mais ..."

Jean Dervin replied May 9, 2013 to Ne voilà-t-il pas ...

13 May 10, 2013
Reply by Neil Coffey

"You ask: "Could not  "Ne voilà-t-il pas"  follow the same syntax as "n'est-il pas"? …"

Jean Dervin replied May 9, 2013 to Ne voilà-t-il pas ...

13 May 10, 2013
Reply by Neil Coffey

"I don't know about "once off".  It's used by Maupassant.   I know what it means and…"

Jean Dervin replied May 9, 2013 to Ne voilà-t-il pas ...

13 May 10, 2013
Reply by Neil Coffey

"Est-ce qu'on prononce le "s" de "les"?"

Jean Dervin replied Mar 21, 2013 to Pronunciation of "Yys"

7 Mar 22, 2013
Reply by Chantal Savignat

"Merci.  Est-ce que le mot "yys" a une signification?"

Jean Dervin replied Mar 21, 2013 to Pronunciation of "Yys"

7 Mar 22, 2013
Reply by Chantal Savignat

"Neither, actually."

Jean Dervin replied Jan 30, 2013 to English Equivalent

7 Jan 30, 2013
Reply by Bill Morse

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