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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Hello there!

    I need some help for a change!

    -If we want to say that something must be lower, can we say "put it downer?"

    -How can I say the following in a correct way: "Engraved button with bear head?"

    -When do we say a bear head and a bear's head?

    -If I want to speak about the seam that is at the bottom of the (trouser) leg. Can I say the "leg bottom seam" or is it better to say "the bottom leg seam"?

    -Can I say: "I have been speaking French for 30 years or would it be better to say "I have spoken for 30 years?" (Are these tense interchangeable in this case?)

    Thanks a lot

    W

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    Default Re: help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello there!

    I need some help for a change!

    -If we want to say that something must be lower, can we say "put it downer?"

    -How can I say the following in a correct way: "Engraved button with bear head?"

    -When do we say a bear head and a bear's head?

    -If I want to speak about the seam that is at the bottom of the (trouser) leg. Can I say the "leg bottom seam" or is it better to say "the bottom leg seam"?

    -Can I say: "I have been speaking French for 30 years or would it be better to say "I have spoken for 30 years?" (Are these tense interchangeable in this case?)

    Thanks a lot

    W
    'Lower down' or 'further down'.

    A button engraved with the head of a bear/bear's head.

    If I want to speak about the seam that is at the bottom of the (trouser) leg. Do you mean the seam at the calf (mollet)?

    'Have been speaking' and 'Have spoken' are both ok.

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    Default Re: help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello there!

    -If I want to speak about the seam that is at the bottom of the (trouser) leg. Can I say the "leg bottom seam" or is it better to say "the bottom leg seam"?



    W

    A seam is a line of sewing joining two pieces of cloth together. Do you mean the hem of the trousers [where the bottom is turned up and sewn into place?]

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