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James asked this question a year ago but no answer. I also used rafales for gusts having never encountered bourrasques before.
I am always getting this wrong and wonder if there is a simple way that people remember when to use encore/toujours for "still" - i.e. why is the correct answer for this exercise, "ils sont ENCORE jeunes" (they are still/again young) and not "ils sont TOUJOURS jeunes (they are still/always young) ?
not d'autre but une autre ville.
Could you help me find a reference to understanding the use of prepositions before infinitives (I understand prepositions after).
Also, I read the question as 'after months of wearing', but can à be used for the preposition 'of'?
Is the translation for piglet `Porcelet` or `Porcinet` ?
I find that in many of the lessons, the synonyms are often not taken as an alternative. For example "des fois" was not taken as correct for "sometimes". Another example, "cueillir" was marked wrong for "picking", and an alternative "ramasser" was suggested as a correct answer. I'd suggest to expand the choices of synonyms.
The lesson says quelques can translate as "some" and I’d be interested to know the situation in which you’d use it rather than "des"? Does it emphasise the quantity more?
As I read this lesson, I see two directives: 1) with trouver one always needs "que" and 2) with trouver, sometimes you don't need "que". Please explain a deeper difference between the two usages presented.
- Oui, elle peut ___[le]_____ décider car l'égalité homme-femme fait partie des valeurs essentielles de la République.
Yes, it can decide it, for gender equality is part of the Republic's essential values.(HINT: "decide it" = to deny French nationality to someone who doesn't respect gender equality ) -
Firstly, I’m not sure why "elle" is used, unless it’s to expand something already mentioned, eg "une élection"?Secondly, does "décider" refer to a denial that’s already been mentioned? In English to decide an election / an issue is neutral, it doesn’t imply denial or approval.
In all my lessons, what ever platform is used makes me feel nothing less than perfect is acceptable.
In real life in every day English people make mistakes all the time and most people hardly notice and still understand.
Do the French make mistakes all the time and how acceptable is it?