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Une meilleure nomenclature pour les temps grammaticaux

Plusieurs questions sur ce site demandent des clarifications sur l'usage des temps et modes en français. Et j'en viens à la conclusion que la nomenclature traditionnelle des temps et modes en français ...
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Pronunciation of “faire” in medieval French?

What difference would there be between the pronunciation of "faire" in 1380s French and contemporary French? What would be the pronunciation of "faire" in the Anglo-Norman of the 1380s?
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Word or phrase expressing that it's ok to deal with personal things at work

Years ago, on a radio program, I heard a discussion about how the French have a word (or phrase) that describes the phenomena where it's ok for people to take care of personal needs at work because it ...
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How to translate “Let the good times roll” into French?

Many American communities, large and small, celebrate Mardi Gras in some fashion. I've often seen Mardi Gras signs reading "Laissez les bons temps rouler." Something doesn't seem right to me. Should ...
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“Devant de” vs “au-devant de” vs “au devant de” ?

I was looking at this picture, a hundreds-of-years-old sketch of the Sphinx's face, and noticed the author wrote Elle est au devant de la seconde Pyramide. I thought it was devant de, or even just ...