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When to use “en” vs “dans”?

When is it more appropriate to use “en” vs “dans” when you're wanting to say “in” in French? Examples: I am in the car. I am in America. I am in the living room. The toys are in ...
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« Au mi-projet » ou « à la mi-projet » (et pourquoi) ?

Est-ce que c'est « au mi-projet » ou « à la mi-projet » (et pourquoi) ? Une recherche avec Google trouve plus d'occurrences de la forme féminine.
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Tense and Aspect

Most linguists recognize two tenses in English, present and past, although other verb forms are often mistakenly described as tenses. I walk is present tense and I walked is past tense. A form such as ...
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How can one translate English words like “bride-to-be”?

There are many other of these kinds of hyphenated words/phrases in English, which signify something or someone that will be a certain thing in the future; for example, "bride-to-be", "mother-to-be", ...