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In incises, the sentences are always reversed in French. − J'ai été sotte, lui dit-elle enfin. Je te demande pardon. Tâche d'être heureux. is translated in English "I have been silly," she said to him, at last. "I ask your forgiveness. Try to be happy..." So the incise is in regular order: elle lui dit enfin Elle is the subject which is ...


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You are right. These two sentences mean the same thing (with masculine speaker): Il (lui) dit « Va à la voiture » « Va à la voiture » (lui) dit-il. It fits your second exemple "Sire, lui dit-il…". Here, I guess "Le petit prince" is talking, because of "Sire", which must refer to the king, not the prince. But it may be confirmed by the context. ...



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