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# "The sum of three and five is eight."

## Translation:Suma trzech i pięciu to osiem.

February 9, 2016

## 11 Comments

"Suma trzech i pięciu **to** osiem" vs "Sumą trzech i pięciu **jest** osiem".

It's our usual "X is Y" sentence, but turned around, to "Y is X" because it seems pretty probable here - in fact, it makes more sense to put "osiem" in the end as this is like a maths equation and therefore "eight" is the 'new information'.

Also: Eight is 'a sum', but it's hard to say that 'the sum' is 'an eight', so you wouldn't put eight in Instrumental.