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Jan
29
comment Is there a foundational writer or body of writing to the French language?
@Catomic, b. Molière is an important author among others. I don't think choosing Molière over Rabelais, Racine or others in that expression has any meaning.
Jan
29
comment Is there a foundational writer or body of writing to the French language?
Even if we nickname French la langue de Molière, I don't think Molière was more foundational for French than a long list of authors; we can't say he shaped French like Shakespeare shaped English or Dante Italian.
Jan
26
revised Accord pluriel participe présent
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Jan
26
answered Accord pluriel participe présent
Jan
25
comment What phrase is omitted before “Ce qui”?
Ce refers to the whole sentence and can't refer the to the powers themselves (the demonstrative pronoun to use if you want to do so is ceux-ci), but it could refers to the result understood as être doté de grands pouvoirs. Here the difference is minor but in other contexts it could lead to misunderstandings.
Jan
21
answered “Fuir” or “s'enfuir”?
Jan
21
comment “Tutoyer” as a mark of sincerity?
"not being able to duplicate the vous vs. tu", I'd have tried to switch from using the family name to using the first name.
Dec
31
comment Why are mutiple kissES exchanged (at least one on each cheek) when “faisant LA bise”?
@Tia27, it seems to me that non language related culture questions have been closed as well.
Dec
21
comment Est-ce que les enfants se sont lavé(es) les mains ?
Or when there is no COD is the "se" treated as a preceding COD taking the gender/number of the subject? that's a way to see it. Elle se sont lavées but elles se sont lavé les mains. The rules are quite arbitrary (search in @Laure's answers, IIRC she has a link to a document using simpler alternate rules)
Dec
21
answered Est-ce que les enfants se sont lavé(es) les mains ?
Dec
16
answered Quand utiliser courir et quand parcourir?
Dec
14
revised Usage of the future and of “moi” in “J'irais me venger moi”
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Dec
14
comment Usage of the future and of “moi” in “J'irais me venger moi”
@Toto, irais est bien du conditionnel, mais ici il faut le futur, pas le conditionnel.
Dec
14
answered Usage of the future and of “moi” in “J'irais me venger moi”
Dec
9
comment “Alors qu'il s'était allongé” or “alors qu'il s'était allongeait”?
@noamb, compound tenses have always the participe passé as last components.
Dec
3
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Dec
1
reviewed No Action Needed Pourquoi « dictée » se terminant par « ée » ?
Dec
1
reviewed No Action Needed Mot français pour « craft »
Dec
1
comment Mot français pour « craft »
C'est tout le sens I qui est présent, pas seulement I.C. La citation de C. Bernard peu se transposer de la médecine à la programmation, et devrait vraisemblablement pour faire passer l'intention de la phrase anglaise parce qu'il y a une esthétique de la programmation et que simplement "La programmation est un art." sans un contexte clair pourrait être compris comme une allusion à cette esthétique. Voir aussi l'expression "Homme de l'art" qui ne désigne pas un artiste, mais quelqu'un qui maîtrise une technique.
Nov
26
comment What pronoun should be used for “She is my guide” as opposed to “He is my guide”?
Il avait un joli nom, mon guide, Nathalie...