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  1. B45
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    Fiance, I mean/meant

    My friend just told me he's getting married sometime next year. And I ask him this question:

    "Where are you and your girlfriend getting married?" And I immediately correct myself by saying this:

    "Fiancee, I mean/meant."

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    Re: Fiance, I mean/meant

    If the correction was quick, I would use "mean".

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    Re: Fiance, I mean/meant

    So would I, but meant would work too.

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    Re: Fiance, I mean/meant

    I don't know if your keyboard has the capacity for this, but remember that there should be an accent over the first "e" of "fiancée" (and of the masculine version "fiancé").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Fiance, I mean/meant

    Sorry for off topic, but do you use "fiancée" and "fiancé " (fortunately, I've got a spanish keyboard, so I'm able to write such letters ) frequently? I'm not familiar with french pronunciation that why I'm asking.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Fiance, I mean/meant

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Sorry for off topic, but do you use "fiancée" and "fiancé " (fortunately, I've got a spanish keyboard, so I'm able to write such letters ) frequently? I'm not familiar with french pronunciation that why I'm asking.
    Yes, we sometimes do, but you'll also see it without the acute accent.
    They're pronounced the same, as you'll find in any of the free dictionaries that have sound files:
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/fianc%C3%A9
    In AusE, we normally (used to) stress the second syllable, but it seems that stressing the third syllable is becoming more popular.

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    Re: Fiance, I mean/meant

    I always use fiancé for an engaged man and fiancée for an engaged woman. They are pronounced the same. I also use "blond" and "blonde" for the fair hair colour of a man and a woman respectively.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Fiance, I mean/meant

    This is Beyonce. She's not my fiancee.

    (I'm just playing with words.)

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