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May
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revised Comment « clause » a-t-il évolué de « conclusion » jusqu'à « proposition » ?
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May
22
comment Étymologie de « d'après »
Quelle Erreur ?
May
22
revised Étymologie de « d'après »
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May
22
comment What's the meaning of: un coup de blues ?
Have you looked at the definition in a dictionary? If you're asking why they experience a coup de blues, we would need a little more context.
May
22
revised How to mention an attached file in an e-mail?
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May
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comment When to use “de” or “des” after nouns and after “beaucoup”?
In “sac à sable” the meaning is “made for”; “en” would be used for “made of” like in “sac en papier”. Though sometimes “de” can also be used for that, like in “pont de pierre”. “Bureau de tabac” is clearly not a usual “bureau”; this is another good example.
May
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comment When to use “de” or “des” after nouns and after “beaucoup”?
Not really as it means the contents more than the container in this case. And by the way, the container would be un sac à sable or un sac à fraises (if such a thing existed).
May
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comment When to use “de” or “des” after nouns and after “beaucoup”?
Indeed bureau is usually followed by a de that attaches a topic to it. “Bureau de la pêche”, “Bureau de l'administration”, “Bureau des étudiants”. Adding a complement does not change the meaning. It remains a normal “bureau”. In the one exception I can think of, “Bureau de change”, the article drops.
May
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revised When to use “de” or “des” after nouns and after “beaucoup”?
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comment When to use “de” or “des” after nouns and after “beaucoup”?
Hehe, “bureau d'étrangers” could mean “office full of strangers”. It's always difficult to tell which construction should be used. Sometimes the choice is arbitrary.
May
21
comment Pendant la visite au musée, je lui ai demandé s'il pensait de ces tableaux
« À quoi » est faux par ailleurs et contribue à la confusion, « demander à quoi » ça se fait avec la phrase « je lui ai demandé à quoi il pensait », qui est différente de la phrase proposée. Ici, on demande bel et bien « ce qu'il pense de » (la question porte sur l'object direct), et il n'y a pas d'autre façon de l'écrire excepté l'insistant « il pense quoi de ».
May
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comment When to use “de” or “des” after nouns and after “beaucoup”?
@Kenny: precisions added.
May
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revised When to use “de” or “des” after nouns and after “beaucoup”?
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revised Pendant la visite au musée, je lui ai demandé s'il pensait de ces tableaux
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comment Pendant la visite au musée, je lui ai demandé s'il pensait de ces tableaux
Pourquoi ne pas expliquer le possible mauvais usage de penser de ?
May
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comment When to use “de” or “des” after nouns and after “beaucoup”?
@Yohann: Beaucoup des bateaux que j'ai vus avaient une coque bleue.
May
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