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Præcis/præcist

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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?

4 years ago

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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

4 years ago

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Awesome, thanks!

4 years ago
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