Could someone explain the subtleties of these three?
I used 'environ' which was marked incorrect.
Each example of aux alentours de was paired with a 24-hour clock and vers with the 12-hour clock. Are they interchangeable?
Freeform Writing Exercise A1
"Vers" and "aux alentours de" -> time (approximation)
Il se lève vers 10 heures du matin = he gets up around 10 A.M
Elles sont parties aux alentours de minuit = they left around midnight
"Environ" -> quantity (approximation)
Il y a environ trois cents refugiés dans ce camp = there are about 300 refugees in this camp
J'ai environ 2000 euros dans mon compte bancaire = I have about 2000 euros in my bank account
Attention: with the verb "être", "environ" can also be used for time approximation
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
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