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why in french do you not write the 10th (10e) for dates?

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why in french do you not write the 10th (10e) for dates?

"the 10th of September" ? _____ - i get this wrong every time because i have learned that 1st, 2nd, 3rd,= 1e, 2e, 3e....  


So why is it that 1e, 2e, 3e, is only used for ranks / positions and never for dates.. (except 1st/ 1e i think?)

Asked 1 year ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Most of the time the "why" question doesn't have an answer. Languages are not math and logic applies within limits. That's just the way things are.

why in french do you not write the 10th (10e) for dates?

"the 10th of September" ? _____ - i get this wrong every time because i have learned that 1st, 2nd, 3rd,= 1e, 2e, 3e....  


So why is it that 1e, 2e, 3e, is only used for ranks / positions and never for dates.. (except 1st/ 1e i think?)

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