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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #76994: French words in English
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    French words in English

    Do you know these words, which have been borrowed from the French language?

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    1. The new Managing Director was given by the shareholders to improve the company's performance.

    2. He really liked his food and, when dining out, always ordered .

    3. The Dreyfus Affair became a following Zola's “J'accuse”.

    4. Following the terrible publicity, the minister had done a complete to rescue the situation – if not his reputation!

    5. Art critics regarded the painting as a true but it remained unpopular with much of the public.

    6. The circumnavigation of the world was widely agreed to be a real meriting the knighthood.

    7. The road was a : there was no way out!

    8. Thank you for a delightful : we've both enjoyed ourselves immensely.

    9. Do you ever have a sense of , Peters? You've made that same mistake so many times.

    10. My French colleague admitted that he had been shocked when he first came to live in England as, “although you had the , you lacked the savoir vivre.” He acknowledged, however, that things had improved immeasurably!

    11. The story itself had been thrilling but the mystery's eventual was totally unexpected.

    12. The aid provided following the disaster brought about a between the two countries.

    13. In spite of the best efforts of the riot police, the people attacked and caused much destruction.

    14. The former Prime Minister simply disappeared from public view as his had been lost with the election.

    15. The hot, sultry weather added to the pervading sense of in the old country house where nothing ever seemed to happen

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