Fuller example sentence.

JamesonC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Fuller example sentence.

This lesson needs some real sentences to demonstrate how to use the expressions.

Example "Add a liter and a half of water" = Ajouter un LITRE et demi d’eau" but "Add a liter and a third  of water" == "Ajouter un litre et UN tiers d'eau".  Sentences along these lines. I apologize if there is another lesson showing this. If there is it should be linked.  Note also I am confused by the inconsistency of online translators with the above examples..


Additional difficult sentences " One third of  students had a passing grade" == "Un tiers des étudiants ont obtenu une note de passage" OR " Un tiers des étudiants A obtenu une note de passage"??? I have seen both.

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Jameson,

- "real sentences to demonstrate how to use the expressions": Thank you for your suggestions! Indeed, examples in context are always better. This lesson needed a bit of TLC so thanks to you it is now done. The link to the lesson on "Demi, moitié, etc = Half" has been added to the lesson

- "Un tiers de étudiants a / ont obtenu...": 

Both are acceptable. It depends on whether you want to insist of the plurality or the collective item.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Jameson asked:View original

Fuller example sentence.

This lesson needs some real sentences to demonstrate how to use the expressions.

Example "Add a liter and a half of water" = Ajouter un LITRE et demi d’eau" but "Add a liter and a third  of water" == "Ajouter un litre et UN tiers d'eau".  Sentences along these lines. I apologize if there is another lesson showing this. If there is it should be linked.  Note also I am confused by the inconsistency of online translators with the above examples..


Additional difficult sentences " One third of  students had a passing grade" == "Un tiers des étudiants ont obtenu une note de passage" OR " Un tiers des étudiants A obtenu une note de passage"??? I have seen both.

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