"How many dead were there?"

Translation:Kolik bylo mrtvých?

November 5, 2017

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Kolik bylo mrtvých tam? Why is it wrong?

November 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Weltreisender

The 'there' in the question isn't referring to a place, but a state of past existence. 'There were XXX dead' as opposed to 'There (location), there were XXX dead.' So, the 'tam' in your answer isn't necessary.

November 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/paulk1011

But the way the question is written,'there' could be referring to a place. It could equally mean 'How many were dead?' or 'How many dead were in that place?'

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/andresmdlc

There is not way to know if there is place or "at that time". I also thought if was referring to some place

December 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariba66

I wrote: Kolik mrtvých tam bylo? and it was accepted.

January 2, 2018
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