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Message  gerardM le Ven 9 Fév - 22:05




Note the "in front", and not "before".

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Message  MurielB le Ven 9 Fév - 22:22

Garard a écrit:
Note the "in front", and not "before".

"Before" is usually used for a passage of time an "in front of"refers to a location. Am I right Gérard ?

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Message  gerardM le Ven 9 Fév - 22:31

MurielB a écrit:
Garard a écrit:
Note the "in front", and not "before".

"Before" is usually used for a passage of time an "in front of"refers to a location. Am I right Gérard ?
Not that sure Muriel.
I guess that in a line, the guy whose back is visible, may be before you.

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Message  MurielB le Ven 9 Fév - 23:00

I see Gerard, what is the rule,then?

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Message  MurielB le Ven 9 Fév - 23:02

Tx Gérard for your explanations !

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Message  gerardM le Ven 9 Fév - 23:02

MurielB a écrit:I see Gerard, what is the rule,then?
Difficult...

I'm not sure of what I wrote because there's also the word "ahead of".
If you want to go to fhe first place in a line, I'm sure you'll say; "do you mind if I go before you?".

Before -
- earlier than (time/calendar)
- in order, sequence, hierarchy
- in importance, prioriity
- this side of
- in front of - eg she appeared before them / the desert stretched out before them / before our very eyes
- in the presence of - eg he was brought before the king / to appear before a court / to put proposals before a committee / to bring a bill before parliament
- confronting - eg they were powerless before such resistance / these are the alternatives before us / the task before us

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Message  MurielB le Ven 9 Fév - 23:07

Tx a lot I suppose that the more we use these expressions the better we use them

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Message  gerardM le Sam 10 Fév - 14:55


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Message  gerardM le Sam 10 Fév - 20:10


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Message  MurielB le Dim 11 Fév - 9:40

because "culture is like jam, the less you have, the more you spread"

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Message  gerardM le Lun 12 Fév - 10:28




My apologies to the husbands out there whose wives will find the suggestion good.

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Message  gerardM le Lun 12 Fév - 10:34

Passengers on a small plane are waiting for the flight to leave.

They're getting a little impatient, but the airport staff assures them the pilots will be there soon, and then the flight can take off.

Finally the entrance opens, and two men dressed in Pilots' uniforms walk up the aisle.

Both are wearing dark glasses, one is using a guide dog, and the other is tapping his way along the aisle with a white cane.

Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the cockpit, the door closes, and the engines start up.

The passengers begin glancing nervously around, searching for some sign that this is just a little practical joke.

None is forthcoming.

The plane moves faster and faster down the runway, and the people sitting in the window seats realize they're headed straight for the water at the edge of the airport territory.

As it begins to look as though the plane will plow into the water, panicked screams fill the cabin.

At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air. The passengers relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon all retreat into their magazines, secure in the knowledge that the

plane really is in good hands.

Meanwhile, in the cockpit, the pilot turns to the co-pilot and says, "You know, Jim one of these days, they're gonna scream too late and we're all gonna die."

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Message  MurielB le Lun 12 Fév - 22:38

gerardM a écrit:



My apologies to the husbands out there whose wives will find the suggestion good.

Good idea ! Nowadays it is more "see on the internet" but the ingredients are still at the store unless he has them delivered at home !

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Message  gerardM le Mar 13 Fév - 15:30


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Message  gerardM le Mar 13 Fév - 15:53

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A local politician and member of the congregation was to give a speech at the dinner.

He was delayed, so the priest decided to say a few words while they waited.

"I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, screwed over his closest friends, and taken a lot of drugs. I was appalled. But as the days went on I knew that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people."

Just as the priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late.

He immediately started his speech. "I'll never forget the first day our parish priest arrived, In fact, I had the honor of being the first one to go to him in confession."

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Message  MurielB le Mar 13 Fév - 22:05

To embezzle= Détourner
Polititians are all the same !

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Message  gerardM le Mar 13 Fév - 22:32


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Message  gerardM le Mer 14 Fév - 10:01

On his 60th birthday, Jeff bought himself a brand new Corvette convertible.

He took off down the road, flooring it to 80 mph and enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left on his head.

"This is great," he thought as he roared down the Florida highway. He decided to see how fast this baby could really go pushing the pedal to the metal.

He looked in his rear view mirror and saw a State Trooper behind him, blue lights flashing and siren blaring.

"I can get away from him with no problem" Jeff thought as he flew down the road at over 150 mph.

But then it suddenly hit him. "What am I doing? I'm too old for this kind of thing."

He pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the trooper to catch up with him.

The trooper pulled in behind the Corvette and walked up to the car.

"Sir, my shift ends in 10 minutes and today is Friday. If you can give me a reason why you were speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go."

Jeff looked at the Trooper and said, "Years ago my wife ran off with a Florida State Trooper... I thought you were bringing her back"

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Message  MurielB le Mer 14 Fév - 23:26

I just wanted to write a few phrasal verbs with to pull
To pull over (of a vehicle) move to the side of or off the road.
To pull up (of a vehicle) to come to a halt
s'arreter

To pull in (of a vehicle) to move to the side of or off the road.se ranger he pulled in at the side of the road

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 15 Fév - 15:48

MurielB a écrit:I just wanted to write a few phrasal verbs with to pull
To pull over (of a vehicle) move to the side of or off the road.
To pull up (of a vehicle) to come to a halt
s'arreter

To pull in (of a vehicle) to move to the side of or off the road.se ranger he pulled in at the side of the road
I added a few others re cars:
- to pull away - to leave
- to pull back - to move backwards
- to pull in - to stop - eg to pull in to the kerb= s'arrêter le long du trottoir
- to pull out - to emerge Fr déboîter
- to pull over - to stop to the side
- to pull sb over (police) - to force a driver to stop on the side
- to pull up (police) - to arrest


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Message  gerardM le Jeu 15 Fév - 20:59


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Message  MurielB le Jeu 15 Fév - 22:34

gerardM a écrit:
MurielB a écrit:I just wanted to write a few phrasal verbs with to pull
To pull over (of a vehicle) move to the side of or off the road.
To pull up (of a vehicle) to come to a halt
s'arreter

To pull in (of a vehicle) to move to the side of or off the road.se ranger he pulled in at the side of the road
I added a few others re cars:
- to pull away - to leave
- to pull back - to move backwards
- to pull in - to stop - eg to pul in to the kerb= s'arrêter le long du trottoir
- to pull out - to emerge Fr déboîter
- to pull over - to stop to the side
- to pull sb over (police) - to force a driver to stop on the side
- to pull up (police) - to arrest

Tx a lot Gerard for adding that.

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Message  gerardM le Ven 16 Fév - 0:37

Of course, I made a spelling mistake:
- to pull in - to stop - eg to pull in to the kerb= s'arrêter le long du trottoir

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Message  gerardM le Ven 16 Fév - 19:02


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Message  MurielB le Ven 16 Fév - 22:18

gerardM a écrit:
Of course, I made a spelling mistake:
- to pull in - to stop - eg to pull in to the kerb= s'arrêter le long du trottoir

Gérard to pull in and to pull over are synonyms aren't they ?

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