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Re: To spare, can you spare it?

Thanks again Eric!

I see that I miswrote my statement, I say pourrais not pouvais but si je peux is better, I think I get myself confused with having to use the conditional instead of the future with si I then mistakenly started using the conditional instead of the present tense.

Life was a lot simpler when I could just point at something and shout 'GEEVE EET TO ME!" Stick out tongue [:P]


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Re: To spare, can you spare it?

Don't worry Chancer. There are many ways to ask the same thing..

 

- Puis-je emprunter ta xyz ?

- Pourrais-je emprunter ta xyz ? (alternative is ...Je pourrais emprunter ta xyz ??)

- T'as pas un/une xyz a me preter?

-  etc ...but keep it simple.


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Re: To spare, can you spare it?

Bon, après toutes ces circonvolutions ,  il te le prête ou pas cet outil .?????? Big Smile [:D]


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Re: To spare, can you spare it?

Mais non, he can't spare it !

 


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Re: To spare, can you spare it?

Unless he has one d'appoint?

Sorry, Betty has just taught me this word and I am trying to use it at every opportunity so that I can remember it!Big Smile [:D]


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Re: To spare, can you spare it?

Cant recall what it was anymore Stick out tongue [:P]

Ah yes I recall now, it wasnt to borrow but to keep and yes he did sort me out, hope he is not expecting it returned though!


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Re: To spare, can you spare it?

In which case he could have said " et il s'appelle retourne " ! ( very common thing to say in such circumstances" 


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