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Re: I can't answer this question....

Uncountables. Such fun.
Little by little, bit by bit. Wasn't that in a Dusty Springfield song?
Sometimes (massive cop-out alert) as Hoddy says, you're just looking for a different way to say the same thing so a sentence isn't repetitive or clumsy.

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Mint: sorry...missed your comment.
Peu and un peu follow a verb
Peu de and un peu de precede a noun.
That's a simple little rule 😁

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Yes, like that little rule.

Je travail un peu parce que aujourd'hui il y a peu de clients?

Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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Yep, its a rule - so it just is as it is!!

Shame is that locals in different areas seem to have different "rules".

I will just smile tomorrow at the birthday party of a local patois speaker.

Nb we get on well with O level ability and sign language. Today he just pointed at the black clouds from the normal direction of our weather and I understood straight away what he was saying.





My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
ex Consultant NHS


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Good example, mint.
Here's a link I don't know if you have come across, but it's name reminds me of you so much that I feel you really need it in your life if it's not already there.
Sorry it won't be clickable.
Leflepourlescurieux.fr
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Ooh yes, right up my streetBig Smile [:D]

un grand merci du fond du coeur!


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An English friend of mine was trying the CAPES to become an English teacher in France, and had a question on 'le temps' in Great  Expectations which was a set text for the exam.

He wrote for 3 hours on the weather..

I pointed out that they might also mean the passage of time and the way the narrator looks back with regret, and the way in which Pip's future is affected by the past.

There you have two uses of 'temps' as it can also mean 'tense' in the English sense.

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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And, of course, can't forget the time signature, la signature de temps?Big Smile [:D]

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