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Re: Comparatives (Difficult?!)

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Thursday, June 7, 2007, 13:56
Sorry about the previous message.  I hit the wrong key.

>Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
>Or if "mettre" is the correct verb, perhaps "Il a mis cinq jours plus >long qu'il fallait mettre" (it has put five days more long that-it >required to.put).
I consulted a friend who teaches French. She is of the opinion that "prendre" is the correct verb in the expression and that "mettre" is definitely incorrect. She bases this on the expression "prendre temps," to take time. She also says that "long" is not necessary, merely "plus que," more than. I am still working on a Senjecan rendering. Charlie