I have always wondered whether there is an English translation of Grothendieck's EGA (Elements de Geometrie Algebrique) available. Does anyone know whether there is and if so where I can find it? If not, are there English texts that cover similar material to the EGA that you would recommend? (My knowledge of French is very rudimentary, and while I can roughly make meaning out of some (non-mathematical) passages, it seems (from what I have heard) that some mastery of French is necessary to leisurely read the EGA.)

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notsuggesting that it is a bad idea to learn French. Au contraire, it is a beautiful-sounding language and I really wish I had learned it. But it's sort of "too late" for me. On the other hand, if you really are 15 as you indicate, then by all means go for it (and for goodness' sake, please learn more basic things in math like classical algebraic geometry before delving into this fancy stuff; otherwise you may discover one day that your head screwed on backwards; there is really no rush to be blasting so far ahead). – BCnrd Jul 13 '10 at 2:42