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"Alle zwei Meter"

January 5, 2013

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

"All two meters" shouldn't be a correct response. No one would say that in any regular context.


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

It has a different meaning entirely, actually... "Yep, I've got your piece of wood; all two metres of it"


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

Does "Jede zwei Meter" have the same meaning?


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

"jeder zweiter Meter" (= "every second meter")


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

jeder zweite* Meter :)


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

So the conjugation of jeder does not change even for Meter?


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

Well, it's the masculine nominative. There's no default form as such.

http://goo.gl/mVvYX


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

'every two' is bad English. Instead you say 'every other', don't you?


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

"Every other meter" is more common, but "every two meters" is perfectly acceptable.

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