Demi/demie

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Tom Rune

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2 January 2018

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Demi/demie

Is there a reason it should be "et demie" and not "et demi"? The former is the feminine and the latter the masculine form, right?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Telling the time in French - simple"

Jim

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2 January 2018

2/01/18

L'heure is a grammatically feminine noun, therefore, the adjective has to match the noun and is the feminine form demie.

Une demie-heure (30 minutes)
Une heure et demie [heure] (1h30)

Hope that helps.

Jim

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