Ce jour-là

SteveC1Kwiziq community member

Ce jour-là

The answer in the quiz was ce jour-là and I was marked wrong for putting cette journée-là. In the lesson it states one should use an rather than année in these expressions. Is it the same rule for jour/journée? If so it might be helpful to add it to the lesson examples. Also is there a general lesson on when to use jour or journée? Thank you.

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Steve, 

The one exception to the rule is an when you use 'année' instead of 'an'. 

cette année-là = that year 

and it is because if you try to say it, it sounds like sept ans which can be confusing 

But, jour, soir, matin, do follow the same rule -

ce jour-là

ce matin-là

ce soir-là 

This is the Kwiziq lesson to explain when to use jour or journée in normal circumstances:

Using an/année, matin/matinée, jour/journée, soir/soirée : time unit vs duration

Hope this helps!

 

Ce jour-là

The answer in the quiz was ce jour-là and I was marked wrong for putting cette journée-là. In the lesson it states one should use an rather than année in these expressions. Is it the same rule for jour/journée? If so it might be helpful to add it to the lesson examples. Also is there a general lesson on when to use jour or journée? Thank you.

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