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moins DE soixsant jours

AnnaB2Kwiziq community member

moins DE soixsant jours

Why "moins DE soixsante jours" and not "moins QUE soixsante jours"? Accourding to the rule, we should have used 'de' if we wanted to say moins DE jours que de nuits. But here, as I understand, 2 or 3 days is less QUE 60. Thank you

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Anna, 

I think you are confusing two concepts -

moins de and its opposite  plus de less than or more than 

...moins de soixante jours avant votre départ = ...less than sixty days before your departure 

...plus de soixante jours avant votre départ = ...more than sixty days before your departure 

 

and 

moins que /plus que which are used for comparisons 

J'ai beaucoup moins de temps que lui = I have a lot less time than he has

Ils ont plus de respect qu'eux They have a lot more respect than they have 

 

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You often use moins de when comparing a number.

moins DE soixsant jours

Why "moins DE soixsante jours" and not "moins QUE soixsante jours"? Accourding to the rule, we should have used 'de' if we wanted to say moins DE jours que de nuits. But here, as I understand, 2 or 3 days is less QUE 60. Thank you

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