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

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2/6/2013, 2:26:10 PM

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

2/6/2013, 2:26:10 PM

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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...)

2/6/2013, 5:41:28 PM

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thank you for your help

2/7/2013, 9:51:27 AM

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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", !!!!!!!

4/2/2013, 11:06:28 AM

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

4/2/2013, 5:39:22 PM
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