J'ai écrit «trois cents» et cela a été corrigé comme «trois cent». Pouvez-vous expliquer pourquoi s’il vous plaît ?

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Connie

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11 February 2019

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J'ai écrit «trois cents» et cela a été corrigé comme «trois cent». Pouvez-vous expliquer pourquoi s’il vous plaît ?

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French dictation exercise "Des soldes décevantes (B2)"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

12 February 2019

12/02/19

Bonjour Connie !

Thanks for this question that raises an interesting point, regarding the agreement of "cent" in French :)

Indeed, the rule is as follows: you agree "cents" unless it's followed by another numerical adjective (most numbers but "million" and "milliard").

I thought myself this rule applied to currencies, but I had it wrong, hence this mistake.
Thanks to you, it's nor been fixed in the test :)

Merci encore et bonne journée !

Connie

Kwiziq community member

12 February 2019

12/02/19

Merci beaucoup !

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