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    reportage

    it is better to say reportage on a subject or reportage about?
    For instance: a reportage about september 11th or reportage on september 11th

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    Re: reportage

    "A report on something" - report=a written/spoken account

    "Reportage about something" - reportage = the reporting of news by press or media

    They are different.

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    Re: reportage

    now it is clear!
    thanks a lot for your help

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    Re: reportage

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    it is better to say reportage on a subject or reportage about?
    For instance: a reportage about september 11th or reportage on september 11th
    Another thing: 'reportage' is uncountable (except, possibly , when referring to the genre of a piece of work: 'The winner of first prize was a reportage on life in the barrio' (I'm really not sure about this; I've met it a few times though.)).

    And another thing; the pronunciation reflects the French - /ɑ:ʒ/ not /ɪʤ/.

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    Re: reportage

    Oh that's interesting. I mean reportage being uncountable (I hadn't considered it....that' s why I wrote "a reportage..." et its French pronounciation!

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