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Quelle serait la forme verbale plus adaptée à la phrase au vu du contexte présenté (voir le corps de la question)?

Il est impossible de hiérarchiser les quatre possibilités proposées: toutes ajoutent à l'explication du technicien (au discours indirect) des nuances qui ne sont pas tirées du texte de départ. 1ère ...
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sembler vs paraitre

If we consider the etymology sembler is close to avoir l'air ("appear"), donner l'impression (give the impression") whereas paraitre is closer to être visible ("be visible"), ...
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Se dire vs dire

The snag is with On, which may stand for "anyone" as well as for "we". In this particular sentence, it stands for "we". Hence my proposed translation: "there's so ...
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Se dire vs dire

We don't need to use the reflexive form here but doing it slightly changes the meaning. De choses à dire means 'we have many things to say' (to whomever listen). De choses à se dire means 'we have ...
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What to use instead of the defective "éclore"?

Not only is éclore very commonly used in French, but it seems to have more meanings than to hatch in English. Namely, it conveys an existence start/new appearance for some event, feeling, or ...
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Taire mal à quelqu'un

It looks like a typo. The verb is written faisaient in this Grasset edition printed in 1970: Faire mal makes more sense than taire mal in this sentence, (he was hurt by the empty rooms) although ...
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