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“Bien de” vs “beaucoup de” : what is the difference?

I have seen both of these used to express "many of something" or "a lot of something" and I'm trying to understand when I should use which one, or what the differences are. For example: Il a eu ...
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Le plus proche + COI

J'ai un doute sur une phrase, mais je ne sais pas pourquoi je la sens mieux d'une manière que d'une autre. J'aimerais exprimer le fait que je souhaite placer un objet près d'une cible. Pour cela ...
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“Tout ce qu'il y a de plus bizarre”?

Can someone help in translating this expression? I can't seem to make grammatical sense out of it. It seems like "All which there is stranger"?
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Ironic constructions in French

As part of my masters in linguistics, I am taking a course on the subject of irony. We were given examples of sentences that are most likely ironic, as the English sentence “he is not exceptionally ...
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Is there any difference except of the prepositions?

In the below examples: Sophie est moins sérieuse que les autres. Sophie est la plus grande de la classe. Why is the former comparative and the latter superlative? Is is related to the ...
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How do you say “the 2nd most practiced religion in France”?

The “2nd most practiced religion” part is complex for me — what would this look like in French?
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Par quoi remplacer « moins pire » ?

Je me retrouve souvent à vouloir dire « moins pire » dans une phrase, bien que je sache que c'est incorrect. Existe-t-il une reformulation de la phrase qui me permettrait de véhiculer le sens de par ...