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"Twenty-nine comes after twenty-eight."

Translation:Negenentwintig komt na achtentwintig.

November 15, 2014

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

Why cannot this be "negenentwintig komen achter achtentwintig" ?


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

Because

1) we are talking about the number, not about the amount of 'x'.

2) In any case, if you want to talk about the amount of 'x', you have to mention the noun it's referring to (negenentwintig koeien.....),

and 3) na= after

achter= behind.

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