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Message  gerardM le Mar 8 Sep - 15:33

Marriage idioms: Asking someone to marry you; Getting married; Types of marriages. Other wedding vocabulary.





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Message  MurielB le Mar 8 Sep - 21:42

Hi Gérard, everyone !
Is it true that it is better to keep the verb "to propose" for the expression "To propose marriage to someone" and not translate "Proposer" by "to propose"
proposer"would be "to suggest". I am not sure. scratch

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Message  gerardM le Mar 8 Sep - 22:02

MurielB a écrit:Hi Gérard, everyone !
Is it true that it is better to keep the verb "to propose" for the expression "To propose marriage to someone" and not translate "Proposer" by "to propose"
proposer"would be "to suggest". I am not sure. scratch
"Proposer" can be translated into: to suggest, to offer,to put forward, to propose, to set, to present, to intend to, etc according to the context.

> Is it true that it is better to keep the verb "to propose" for the expression "To propose marriage to someone"
No I don't agree with you.
One of my teachers also told me to use "proposal" for marriage only!! It's a mistake!! It's silly!!
It's true that to propose to so (intransitive verb) means "proposer en mariage" (nothing behind except the person)
It's true that one of the meanings of "proposal" (without anything behind) can mean "demande en mariage"
but...
"Proposal form" can also mean "proposition d'assurance".
"Proposal" can have several other meanings, for example "the proposal that everybody should get a pay rise" means  "la proposition selon laquelle tout le monde devrait recevoir une augmentation" (we're far from marriage).
The word "proposition" also exists in English.
Similarly "to propose" has several different meanings, far from marriage:
vtr
1 (suggest) proposer [change, course of action, rule, solution]; présenter [motion]; proposer [toast] (to en l'honneur de); to propose doing proposer de faire; to propose that proposer que (+ subj);
2 (intend) to propose doing ou to do proposer de faire;
3 to propose marriage to sb demander qn en mariage;
4 (nominate) proposer [person] (as comme; for pour).
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Message  MurielB le Mar 8 Sep - 22:12

Thanks for that explanations. I must keep it on mind and not Forget.

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Message  gerardM le Mar 8 Sep - 22:48

You're welcome Muriel.

Like for you, a teacher of mine told me to restrict "proposal" to marriage.

This guy was named Patrick, his grandmother was Irish, he was spending his vacations in Ireland, he worked several years as a waiter in England, he was teaching in a famous school, etc.
so I trusted him.
I then realized he made mistakes as, for example 2001 which -so he said- was going to be named twenty-O-One... my Am friend told me NO WAY: two-thousand-and-One.
However, he was good at grammar and improved my English with his "drills" (intensive exercises at high speed on one subject) and the subtle meanings of modals.


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Message  MurielB le Mer 9 Sep - 14:00

Gérard, Nobody's perfect ! We have to be careful and never trust anyone beyond doubt !

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Message  gerardM le Mer 9 Sep - 19:32




English Grammar Rules: How to Use Whenever, Wherever, Whatever, Whoever, However, Whichever.
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Message  gerardM le Jeu 10 Sep - 17:27




Synonyms for the most commonly used words in English
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... and remember what I often say: there're never true synonyms.
I remember my American girlfriend telling me: "it's funny, I understand what you say but your words are weird."
When we learn a synonym we also have to learn when to use it.

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Message  MurielB le Ven 11 Sep - 21:43

That the reason why I like linguee
for instance "je regarde translated into English"
http://www.linguee.fr/francais-anglais/traduction/je+regarde.html

Je regarde autour de moi car  [...]
les hommes auraient pu nous offrir un soutien dans ce combat.
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Looking back, I would say  [...]
that the men could have given us solid support in this fight.
europarl.europa.eu
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Lorsque je regarde vers l'avenir, je pense que ce  [...]
type de méga-sommets ne fonctionne plus.
europarl.europa.eu
europarl.europa.eu
I do not think that mega-summits of this kind will  [...]
work any more in future.
europarl.europa.eu
europarl.europa.eu
Je regarde la vie et l'avenir  [...]
du Groupe avec sérénité.
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I look on the life and future  [...]
of the Group serenely.
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Message  gerardM le Sam 12 Sep - 21:53




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Message  gerardM le Sam 12 Sep - 22:41

Question Tags in English
Tag questions (or question tags) turn a statement into a question. They are often used for checking information that we think we know is true.
They are mainly used in speech when we want to:
confirm that something is true or not, or
to encourage a reply from the person we are speaking to.
Question tags are formed with the auxiliary or modal verb from the statement and the appropriate subject.





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Vocabulary for IELTS Topics.
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Message  gerardM le Sam 12 Sep - 23:24




IELTS VOCABULARY – Task 1
Are your IELTS Task 1 scores fluctuating in your practice samples? In other words, are they sometimes high and sometimes low? If they are low, it might be because you are using some of the necessary words incorrectly. In this lesson, we will look at nine essential words for this section of the test and how to use them correctly so as to reach your peak band score. Do you know the difference between percent and percentage, former and latter, 20-year-old man and a man who is 20 years old? You will understand all this and more after watching this lesson.

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Message  gerardM le Sam 12 Sep - 23:26




IELTS Writing Vocabulary

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Prepositions of place and direction
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Message  gerardM le Dim 13 Sep - 22:26

Prepositions used with adjectives
Some adjectives go with certain prepositions. There is no real pattern, you need to learn them as you meet them.





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Irregular Adjectives in Comparatives and Superlatives
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How to order adjectives in English
Generally, the adjective order in English is: Examples: 1. My brother ... Our teacher was ill. We had an ill teacher.

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Message  gerardM le Mar 15 Sep - 19:39




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Why the hell so many different words??
(I know French has almost as many)
It seems ancient people didn't have
the words of modern technology
but why the need of different words?
2 or 3 could be enough!

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Message  MurielB le Mar 15 Sep - 21:35

with this video it's a lot easier to remember the sounds the animals make ! My grand children ( the younger ones ) love it !
Did you ever hear the sound of a grasshopper?
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Message  Guilaine le Mer 16 Sep - 13:00

Lovely. I will try it with my grand-children. Thanks !
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Message  gerardM le Mer 16 Sep - 15:54




Speak English naturally by using filler phrases. Hesitation strategies.
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