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French3, Session 17: In "Match the Phrases", the translation of "I ate too many chocolates in December" is given as "J'ai trop mangé de chocolats en décembre". However, later in the "Repeat the Phrase" there is this phrase: "Mon estomac me fait un peu mal, j’ai mangé trop de chocolats". Does this mean that "trop" can be either before or after "mangé"? Thank you!

French3, Session 17:
In "Match the Phrases", the translation of "I ate too many chocolates in December" is given as "J'ai trop mangé de chocolats en décembre". However, later in the "Repeat the Phrase" there is this phrase: "Mon estomac me fait un peu mal, j’ai mangé trop de chocolats". Does this mean that "trop" can be either before or after "mangé"?
Thank you!

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Emilie Poyet
This one is a bit tricky. The rule to keep in mind is that in the passé composé adverbs like "trop" usually go between être/avoir and the past participle of the verb: J'ai trop mangé J'ai beaucoup aimé J'ai un peu voyagé... That's because these adverbs usually go right before what they describe. So in the phrase you're mentioning, it could also go after the participle because it could refer not to the verb "manger" but to the chocolate, which is why the speaker could choose to put it right before chocolate: J'ai TROP MANGÉ de chocolats OR J'ai mangé TROP DE CHOCOLATS The meaning is the same, only the emphasis changes. Hope this helps, keep up the good work!

This one is a bit tricky. The rule to keep in mind is that in the passé composé adverbs like "trop" usually go between être/avoir and the past participle of the verb:
J'ai trop mangé
J'ai beaucoup aimé
J'ai un peu voyagé...
That's because these adverbs usually go right before what they describe.
So in the phrase you're mentioning, it could also go after the participle because it could refer not to the verb "manger" but to the chocolate, which is why the speaker could choose to put it right before chocolate:
J'ai TROP MANGÉ de chocolats
OR
J'ai mangé TROP DE CHOCOLATS
The meaning is the same, only the emphasis changes. Hope this helps, keep up the good work!

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French 3, Session 17: the dialogue and the tutorial explain that there is no article in front of date if you are speaking about today's date ("On est jeudi onze février.". Then, in the "Write the phrase you read" the correct answer to "Today’s March twenty-first" is given as "Aujourd’hui, on est le vingt et un mars". Could you please clarify how to reconcile these two examples? Thanks!

French 3, Session 17: the dialogue and the tutorial explain that there is no article in front of date if you are speaking about today's date ("On est jeudi onze février.". Then, in the "Write the phrase you read" the correct answer to "Today’s March twenty-first" is given as "Aujourd’hui, on est le vingt et un mars". Could you please clarify how to reconcile these two examples?
Thanks!

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Emilie Poyet
Hi freakin.lasers, the explanation given in the tutorial about the omission of the article when telling today's date only applies to complete dates, including the day's name: Aujourd'hui on est jeudi/mardi/dimanche X août It's an exception though, in most other cases you do need to use an article, (especially before a number, keep in mind that in any circumstance before a number you need to use the article) : La réunion est LE jeudi/mardi/vendredi X septembre On est LE 27 août Finalement nous partons LE 10. pas LE 11 ...... Hope it clears things up for you!

Hi freakin.lasers, the explanation given in the tutorial about the omission of the article when telling today's date only applies to complete dates, including the day's name:
Aujourd'hui on est jeudi/mardi/dimanche X août
It's an exception though, in most other cases you do need to use an article, (especially before a number, keep in mind that in any circumstance before a number you need to use the article) :
La réunion est LE jeudi/mardi/vendredi X septembre
On est LE 27 août
Finalement nous partons LE 10. pas LE 11
......
Hope it clears things up for you!

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