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23 October 2018
Telling the time specifically
I was marked wrong for including "Il est dix-neuf heures et demie." as a way of specifically saying "It is 7:30PM. " Please explain?
This relates to:Telling the time in French - AM vs PM -
This is mixing the familiar and the formal ways of telling time. The "et demie" is informal but the "dix-neuf" is formal. So, either say
dix-neuf heures trente or sept heures et demie du soir
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If I can be more categorical -
you don't use, et quart , et demie, moins le quart with the 24 hour clock...
Hope this helps!
Thanks Cecile. It does!
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