If we have a quantity ,does it work in the the same way. he ate half of the apples.

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If we have a quantity ,does it work in the the same way. he ate half of the apples.

How would you translate he ate half of the apples. would you need to insert a word such as he ate half the quantity of the apples?
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Sue ! Here, because it's a whole composed of only two halves, you will use "la moitié de" as such: "Il a mangé la moitié des pommes." That means there was a specific quantity of apples, and he ate half of this quantity. I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

If we have a quantity ,does it work in the the same way. he ate half of the apples.

How would you translate he ate half of the apples. would you need to insert a word such as he ate half the quantity of the apples?

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