In French, there are many verb phrases which are used like single words, and are not to be interpreted along with the grammar of the surrounding sentence, eg. ‘mise à jour’, ‘mise en jeu’, ‘garde à ...
The comma I'm asking about is the one before the last item in a list (surrounded by '☞ ☜' in the following): Il habite avec Paul, Aloysius ☞ , ☜ et Éléonore. In English, this comma is known as ...
French puts extra spacing between words and certain punctuation marks including ?. But should it be a space, a half a space, or a non-breaking space ( ) technically? Or does it vary between ...
There's a discussion going on about the use of Guillemet in written French. The official view of l'Académie is pretty clear I think, but how widely is this reflected around the world? Is it normal to ...
Is it necessary to use guillemets when quoting in French, or may one use English-style doublequotes?
Many French writers and publications will use guillemets when quoting in French, e.g. Il a dit qu'il « était le meilleur joueur du monde » hier soir. But there are also major publications such ...