55 élèves dont 40 filles

Eloz

Member
French
Hi everyone,

The school hosts 55 pupils which are 40 girls.

L'école accueille 55 élèves dont 40 filles.

Is it right ?
 
  • OLN

    Senior Member
    French - France, ♀
    "The school hosts 55 pupils which are 40 girls" donnerait "55 élèves qui sont 40 filles" :)

    alternative à "of which" : The school accommodates or accepts 55 students, 40 of whom are girls.

    (dont figure au dictionnaire de WR )
     

    misterk

    Moderator
    English-American
    Correction to the preceding: The school hosts 55 pupils of which 40 are girls.

    Best is OLN's: The school accommodates or accepts 55 students, 40 of whom are girls.
     

    franc 91

    Senior Member
    English - GB
    Perhaps in AE you would say 'hosts' - I would say - In the school there are 55 pupils, of whom 40 are girls. (it's not a very big school, is it?) you could also use the verb comprises of
     

    ascoltate

    Senior Member
    U.S.A. & Canada, English
    I would say (since "host" sounds weird to me) :

    The student body includes 55 students, 40 of whom are female.

    (also, it depends on the context, but in a formal setting (a school brochure, for example), we would probably say "female" rather than "girls"...)
     
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