The last sentence again: and by midday, we were able to go outside......
was translated as: et avant midi, nous avons pu sortir......
Doesn't 'avant midi' mean before noon? I put d'ici midi and was marked incorrect.
Freeform Writing Exercise C1
‘d’ici midi’ isn’t acceptable here as it refers to a future event:
Ils finiront d'ici deux heures = they will finish within two hours
they will finish by two o’clock
Je dois partir d'ici deux heures = I have to leave within two hours
Je dois rentrer d’ici midi = I have to go home by noon
‘A snow storm to remember’ is about a past event. Therefore, ‘d’ici’ wouldn’t work in this context as it expresses the starting point of something happening right now.
See link here: by-point-in-time-d-ici
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
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