Six heures cinquante?

William

Kwiziq community member

14 November 2018

4 replies

Six heures cinquante?

The question was 

Il est ________ .It's ten to seven AM.

Why was six heures cinquante marked incorrect?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Telling the time in French - AM vs PM"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

15 November 2018

15/11/18

Hi William ,

Was it in the evening? In which case it would be dix-huit heures cinquante , or sept heures moins dix...

William

Kwiziq community member

15 November 2018

15/11/18

No it was in the morning the question is as shown above

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

19 November 2018

19/11/18

Bonjour William !

The question is asking specifically to say "it is ten to seven", which is a more complex structure than simply saying "it is six fifty".
It's also much more colloquial to use the "to" structure in French, just like it is in English, hence us testing that specific expression :)

I hope that answers your question :)

Bonne journée !

Stephen

Kwiziq community member

5 December 2018

5/12/18

"dix-huit heures cinquante" for ten seven PM was marked incorrect. Why?

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