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Differences in meaning depending on placement of “pauvre?”

A literal translation of "pauvre" is poor. This could have at least two meanings 1) not rich, and 2) unfortunate. I was told (and forget which is which) that if you place pauvre before the noun, it ...
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Différence de registre et position de l'adverbe

Nous en avons longtemps parlé. Nous en avons parlé longtemps. Y a-t-il une différence de registre entre les deux, si légère soit-elle?
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“ma jolie femme” vs “ma femme jolie”

I may be mistaken, but I think mon ancien professeur means my former teacher, as opposed to mon professeur ancien which means my elderly teacher. Is this correct? And what if anything is the ...