Kwiziq community member
25 October 2016
Can I ask you another thing ?
vs. test Q: Can I ask you something else ? (Puis-je vous demander autre chose ? )
Re: the question, as stated, it's hard to imagine a situation where someone (A) wouldn't have already asked the person (B) one or more questions. Okay- a stretch: the person (B) says- "So you want to ask me about a,b,c." The questioner (A) says- "(No) can I ask you something else (instead)?"
In English, "Can I ask you something else?" = yet another question, not a different question. Thus,
"Can I ask you another thing ?" So, "Puis-je vous demander une autre chose ?"
I'm confused, obviously! ;)
This question relates to:French lesson "Autre chose / quelque chose d'autre = Something else (indefinite pronouns)"
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2 November 2016
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