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Erin



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: A little help please! Reply with quote

I feel a little ridiculous, but I can't remember the plural form of 'eau de vie' and something tells me someone here may know. Can someone help me, please?

Thanks!!!
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Rachel



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eaux de vie, I think??
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have those moments..... I put it down to having too much info in a small space... Wink

The plural is

eaux de vie

Hope this helps
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Erin



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel, Debbie, many thanks to the both of you!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thought I'd add, for anyone who might not know, that eau-de-vie (it is written with hyphens in French) means, literally, water-of-life. So the plural is waters-of-life, not waters-of-lives.

And then the plural of eau (water) is an irregular form: like many words that end with "eau", it takes an "x" rather than an "s" -- hence, eaux-de-vie.

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Erin



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh thank you Clotilde! That will be very helpful.
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