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“Tel” as a pejorative indefinite adjective

I recall seeing somewhere once that “tel” could be used pejoratively in the following sense, for example: -Il est rentré chez lui hier soir avec telle fille. -He went home last night with ...
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Why is an indefinite article (a) omitted in “Il continue d'être mauvais garçon”?

In the following sentence: Il continue d'être mauvais garçon. The English sentence is as follows: He continues to be a bad boy. This sentence lacks an indefinite article a for a noun garçon. ...
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Nous autres (Balzac) [duplicate]

Voici ce qui nous tue, nous autres petits détaillants. (Balzac) Quel est le rôle de autres ici ? Si présence est-elle obligatoire ?
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How is the indefinite adjective “quelconque” used?

I understand that the idea surrounding quelconque(s) when it is placed after a noun is similar to n'importe quel i.e. the noun "doesn't matter". For example, Choisissez n’importe quel stylo que ...
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A question on the changing of “tel” to “si” when the corresponding noun is modified by another adjective

My understanding of tel is that it can act as an indefinite adjective as well as a qualifying adjective*. Example of tel acting as an indefinite adjective: Une telle faiblesse est en fait votre ...
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Translating “Passages from the New Testament” into French

I have a web site with the header, "Passages from the New Testament". I would like to translate this header into French. But one difficulty I have is the absence of any article before "Passages". ...