Is it always incorrect to write "vingtième siècle" rather than "XXe siècle" ?
I get caught out by the punctuation in the listening exercises, partly because modern English writing has now dropped so many of the commas that we used to have, and partly because it’s difficult to know from the audio what punctuation is needed. A lesson on this would be useful.
Dictation exercise C1
Vingtième siècle is correct. There's no rule saying that you can't spell out numbers in French.
I wouldn't sweat the punctuation.
Just to add to Chris' answer, we have added the word answer for the twentieth century.
I’ve also seen the notation “XXème siècle” in other exercises if I recall correctly.
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