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La réponse courte est : « tu fais ce que tu veux !» La réponse longue est celle de de Lacroux dans son excellent ouvrage Orthotypographie (disponible gratuitement !) : Déterminées occasionnellement par un article défini, les villes adoptent de préférence le masculin. Certains adjectifs antéposés (grand, vieux) accentuent cette tendance. Londres ...


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I am going to give something of a roundabout answer to the question to explain the pronunciation of this name. Montaigne is an older spelling of montagne. Although today the pronunciation of the name is almost always [mɔ̃tɛɲ], in his time it was pronounced [mɔ̃taɲ]. The new pronunciation is in fact a spelling pronunciation (as when some people pronounce the ...


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I am totally unable to explain why. Both are correct indeed. When you are a tourist visiting France, I suppose it will be more correct to say: "Je fais le tour de la France." On the opposite, when you are a coach wanting your athletes to run a bit, you may yell at them: "Vous allez me faire trois tours de terrain et plus vite que ça !" The slight nuance I ...



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