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Prononciation de “plus” dans “de plus en plus” [duplicate]

Je viens d'entendre l'expression de plus en plus nombreux dans un journal télévisé, où le s dans le deuxième plus n'est pas prononcé. La réponse ici dit au contraire que le deuxième s dans de plus ...
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Confusion à l'oral autour “je connais plus” [duplicate]

Quand j'entend je ne connais plus de personne ici, je comprends qu'il ne connais pas d'autres personne, mais quand j'entends " je connais plus de personne " (supprimé le pronom ne ce qui est très ...
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Prononciation de “plus” dans “il y a plus d'un an” [duplicate]

Selon cette règle simple, on prononce le s dans plus quand le mot a un sens positif, et non pas quand il a un sens négatif. Pourtant, je viens d'écouter dans un journal télévisé l'expression il y ...
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Pronunciation of “ne … plus de + noun” [duplicate]

I don't want any more milk. I think the translation should be Je ne veux plus de lait. Is plus here pronounced with or without the s? I know that in general it is pronounced without the s in ...
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Does jamais mean always or never in this context?

My understanding of French is extremely limited so I am not sure who is correct in this situation. A Twitter user contends that the French writer Maurice Druon once said "Tradition is nothing but a ...
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“Plus” vs “un peu plus”?

I'm aware that you pronounce "plus" with an s sound when it's positive and you don't pronounce it when it's negative, but if you wanted to ask for more soup, wouldn't this be ambiguous in writing? For ...
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Unpredictable pronunciations

I know that French orthography is actually quite regular, in the sense that while there are numerous rules and certain exceptions, it's possible in the vast majority of cases to deduce the ...
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How does “plus” makes the sentence negative?

I'm pretty new to the French language and just saw the following line in the song "alors on danse" by Stromae; "alors tu t'bouches plus les oreilles" I know that "se boucher les oreilles" means to ...
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Does “ne même plus” mean “no more” or “no more than”?

I'm reading a novel, here is a paragraph from it: Aujourd'hui elle ne lui demande plus rien. Depuis la naissance de Selma ils n'ont même plus d'intimité physique. Pourtant elle ne croit pas qu'il ...
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“Plus” sans “ne”

In the hopes that this isn't a repetition: The last example in this question reminded me of something I saw over the weekend. I was taking a test involving a translation component and there was an ...
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très froid … why the “s”?

I got a "word of the day" from a website where I subscribe. It was 'froid'. The sentence included "très froid". When I listened to the native speaker say the sentence, I heard not "tray frwah" (...
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Parsing “plus de retour en arrière possible”

I'm having trouble understanding this phrase. I understand that ne plus means "no longer", but this phrase does not have ne, and plus is moved to the top. Also, est is missing from est possible. How ...
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When is “ne” allowed to be deleted in “ne .. plus”?

In the following comic that showed up on my facebook feed, the child says J'en veux plus! which I thought meant "I want more of it!". But as I continued to read the rest of the comic, I realized ...