"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


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


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


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


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

January 2, 2018
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