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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Natka01

"Dans les années soixante, le temps de travail était de quarante-deux heures par semaine."

February 6, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Natka01

était "de" quarante-deux, "de" again, i see that duolingo wants to tell me something but i just dont get what.


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

That is about a specific construction of verb "être de".

La longueur est de deux mètres (measurement, numbers)

Il est de la partie (figurative: to be at/in = to be part of...)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Natka01

thank you for your help


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

So why is it wrong to write " in the sixties the work HOURS were fourty-two per week". I mean, why do I have to repeat ....fourty-two HOURS", !!!!!!!


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

I suspect the aim of the game was to point to the difference between temps/time and heures/hours.

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