de retard vs. du retard

JoanneB2Kwiziq community member

de retard vs. du retard

Although this was an exercise about using "devoir", I didn't understand how it expressed "to be late," which was son train a eu du retard Shouldn't it be "de retard" not "du retard?"

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Joanne,

The expression is -

‘Avoir du retard’ = To be late /delayed

L’avion que nous attendons a du retard = The plane we are waiting for is late/delayed 

J’ai beaucoup de retard il faut que je me dépêche = I am very late I must hurry

Hope this helps!

de retard vs. du retard

Although this was an exercise about using "devoir", I didn't understand how it expressed "to be late," which was son train a eu du retard Shouldn't it be "de retard" not "du retard?"

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