Questions tagged [énumération]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
28
votes
3answers
11k views

Does the Oxford comma exist in French? / Virgule et énumération

The comma I'm asking about is the one before the last item in a list (surrounded by '☞ ☜' in the following): Il habite avec Paul, Aloysius ☞ , ☜ et Éléonore. In English, this comma is known as the ...
1
vote
1answer
283 views

Accord d'adjectifs dans une énumération

Je possède exactement deux angles : un angle polaire et un angle azimutal. Je voudrais les énumérer en sous entendant le mot "angle". Ma question est : Comment accorder le nom et les adjectifs dans ce ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

“C'est” vs. “ce sont” in enumerations

As far as I understood, "Ce sont" should be used, when the subject is plural (there are exceptions regarding quantities etc.), "C'est" otherwise. I know that in familiar speach it may be acceptable to ...
4
votes
1answer
589 views

How to express “still others”, as in “some people do X, others do Y, still others do Z”

In English, you say "some ..., while others ...", when comparing just two groups of people. And when the third group is thrown into the mix, you add "still" or "yet" to "others": Some people do X, ...