# Table in a two column page

I'am trying to do a table in a two column page, the table is wide. So I try with this code, but the problem is that the text within the table are align on the right.. Can I change it to the left align? Thank you

\begin{table*}
\centering
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{\extracolsep{\stretch{1}}}*{1}{r}@{}}
\toprule
we must bare+in+mind the community as+a+whole. \\
nous devons prendre+en+considération la communauté dans+son+ensemble.\\
\midrule
mr+president I wish+to+congratulate mrs+poulen on her report.\\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular*}
\caption{Exemples de phrases du corpus d'apprentissage \label{phraseapp}}
\end{table*}

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This is because you are using r (right align) as a column specifier. Use l (left align) instead.

MWE:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage{booktabs}

\begin{document}

\begin{table*}
\centering
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{\extracolsep{\stretch{1}}}*{1}{l}@{}}
\toprule
we must bare+in+mind the community as+a+whole. \\
nous devons prendre+en+considération la communauté dans+son+ensemble.\\
\midrule
mr+president I wish+to+congratulate mrs+poulen on her report.\\