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I'm not clear on what the distinction between these two adverbs is. They both seem to mean "exactly", and adverbs aren't declined. What's the difference?

February 25, 2015



As an adverb (exactly/precisely/accurately) it will always be præcist with the -t ending.

When it is an adjective (exact/precise/accurate), whether or not there is a -t ending depends on the gender of the noun the adjective describes. When it is neuter gender you add the -t ending

Adverbs examples

Bussen kører præcist til tiden - the bus departs exactly on time

Toget kører præcist til tiden - the train departs exactly on time

Flyene afgår præcist til tiden - the planes depart exactly on time

Adjectives examples:

Jeg vil have et præcist ur - I want a precise watch/clock ( -t = Neuter gender)

Vi har brug for en præcis plan - We need an exact plan (common gender)

Den præcise formulering - the accurate wording (-e = definite article)

De præcise tider - the exact times (-e = plural)

These rules apply to most adjectives/adverbs


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