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Could I say at one o/clock “Il arrive d’ici deux heures” to mean he is arriving at 2 o/clock?

RonC1Kwiziq community member

Could I say at one o/clock “Il arrive d’ici deux heures” to mean he is arriving at 2 o/clock?

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

That would mean that he will be coming within two hours. If you want to say that he is arriving at 2 o'clock, you'd say, "Il arrive à deux heures."

RebeccaC1Kwiziq community member

According to the lesson, the à is not necessary.

But also :

Ils doivent finir ça d'ici deux heures.They must finish this by 2 o'clock.
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

If you want to say "he arrives at 2 0'clock" the à is required.

Il arrive à deux heures. -- He arrives at 2 o'clock.
Il arrive d'ici deux heures. -- He arrives by 2 o'clock.

Could I say at one o/clock “Il arrive d’ici deux heures” to mean he is arriving at 2 o/clock?

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