why use 5 ans, instead of 5 années?

w

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16 November 2016

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why use 5 ans, instead of 5 années?

This relates to:
Il y a + duration = Ago (expressions of time) -

Jim

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23 November 2016

23/11/16

Il y a cinq ans = 5 years ago, where each year is a period of time. Each of these periods has a duration = 365 days and are counted from 1 Jan to the 31 Dec. The time period = un an, but the time duration of each period = une année. Hope this helps. Alan

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