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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dvdtknsn

"Dazu haben sie drei Tage Zeit."

January 2, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dvdtknsn

I guess so, but I would suggest that in this form in would generally be preceded by "in" (rather than "have"), and would have an apostrophe as it is a possessive form. For example, "I go back to work in three days' time" would be acceptable. I might be wrong though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meilands

No, you're right. "Three days' time," is a plural possessive.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dvdtknsn

"They have three days time for that." <- Who says "three days time"? In English we don't add 'time' as 'days' is sufficient.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeanGrey

"Three days time" is common in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nat10sk2

we wouldn't say "They have three days time for that", but we could say "they have three days for that" or "In three days time"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jgesner

It's more of an old way of speaking, but you're right, no one would say "three days time" like that in this day and age.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanRope

"Tage" doesn't seem to add any meaning in this sentence, isn't it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Criculann

Of course it does. It says how much of those 3 there are. It could be "Stunden", "Wochen", "Jahre" or anything else as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanRope

I messed it up, I meant "Zeit".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Criculann

Oh, ok. In this case you're right.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danmoller

Is a "three day time" ok?

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