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Jan
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comment When should “capacité à” or “capacité de” be used?
I don't know which of the two issues you refer to (your last link was dans vs avec). Even if you don't know French, ngrams is in both cases is a good justification of the coexistance of two constructions. We talk of printed books here. You just need to make sure that in most of the examples the prepositions are used as we think and not accidentally attached to an other particular construction. But you are right, ngrams doesn't explain when to use which construction, or if they are completely interchangable.
Jan
30
revised « Nous facturons un mois à l'avance » ou « Nous facturons un mois d'avance » ?
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Jan
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comment When should “capacité à” or “capacité de” be used?
Par ailleurs dans l'intension et avec l'intension ont toujours coexisté et il y a une subtile nuance de sens. Comparer Je pars avec l'intention… et Je pars dans l'intention…. Dans la phrase donnée dans l'intention sonne complètement faux pour moi. On ne peut pas avoir un but dans une intention.
Jan
30
comment When should “capacité à” or “capacité de” be used?
Well à has been taking over over the last decades. I would definitely not recommend de in this particular context. Ngrams.
Jan
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revised When should “capacité à” or “capacité de” be used?
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Jan
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comment When should “capacité à” or “capacité de” be used?
You should know already that only one question should be asked at a time. Did you think the two changes were related?
Jan
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revised Comment s'écrit « si il l'avait su » ?
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Jan
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revised Qu'est-ce que « passer par » veut dire ?
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Jan
28
revised What is the meaning of the phrase “le coup de” in this context?
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Jan
28
revised How to say “go to hell” in French?
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Jan
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revised Qu'est-ce que « passer par » veut dire ?
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Jan
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revised « Je ne t'ai vu prendre cette photo ! » ou « Je t'ai vu pas pris cette photo » ?
technical term :-)
Jan
28
revised Would it be possible to reword this instance of “préferer quelqu'un à quelqu'un d'autre”?
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Jan
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revised Is there a good explanation of different types of pronominal verbs?
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revised What is the meaning of the phrase “le coup de” in this context?
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comment What is the meaning of the phrase “le coup de” in this context?
Comments deleted. Please post answers as answers. Comment should be used to request clarifications or improvements to the question.
Jan
28
revised What is the meaning of the phrase “le coup de” in this context?
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Jan
28
revised Is there any difference in meaning between “parvenir à faire”, “arriver à faire”, “réussir à faire”?
copy the second part to the new question when/if the OP asks for it in a different post
Jan
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revised Is there any difference in meaning between “parvenir à faire”, “arriver à faire”, “réussir à faire”?
please copy and paste the second part to a different post
Jan
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revised Devons- nous écrire « OK », « O.K. » ou « ok » ?
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