Regarding the last example. I find this contradicting!

SusanA2Kwiziq community member

Regarding the last example. I find this contradicting!

I understand une dizaine means 10 or so.  As do all the other examples in the lesson.  Therefore, what is the difference with the last example?

Je veux deux douzaines de pommes....  Why does this also not mean:

I want two dozen or so/or approximately - apples>  ?

Thank you.

Asked 11 months ago
RonaldB1Kwiziq community member

It's explained in the lesson:

"As in English, douzaine (dozen) means 12 rather than being an approximate number, but the construction is the same as for approximate numbers."

Regarding the last example. I find this contradicting!

I understand une dizaine means 10 or so.  As do all the other examples in the lesson.  Therefore, what is the difference with the last example?

Je veux deux douzaines de pommes....  Why does this also not mean:

I want two dozen or so/or approximately - apples>  ?

Thank you.

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