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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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Word order with “prochaine”: before or after noun rules?

Why is it that when I want to say “The next week”, it's: La semaine prochaine But when I want to say “The next meeting”, it's: La prochaine réunion Is there a specific set of rules for the ...
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Lundi en huit ou lundi en quinze ?

On est jeudi 6, et je veux parler du lundi 17, qui n'est donc pas le prochain, mais celui d'après. Pour faire court, j'espérais pouvoir utiliser lundi en huit ou lundi en quinze. Mais je me rends ...
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When to use “il est tard” vs “c'est tard”?

Could you guys tell me if there is any difference between the following: Il est tard. On y va! C'est tard. On y va! If so, does it apply also to: Il est lundi (aujourd'hui). C'est lundi ...
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Quand doit-on utiliser mil au lieu de mille ?

Pour les dates, on peut souvent lire « l'an mil », ou « le douze Juillet deux mil quatre », il me semble que l'on trouve surtout mil dans les comptes rendus et les documents officiels. Est-ce juste ...
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Is the position of space and time precisions in this sentence correct?

Today I was sitting on a bench in the Public Garden in the city of Boston when a beautiful girl and her boyfriend sat down beside me, speaking French. Simultaneously I noticed there were six or seven ...