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Use of "et demie"

PeterB1Kwiziq community member

Use of "et demie"

I've been marked wrong for using - Il est dix-neuf heures et demie. - for 7.30 PM

But it's shown as acceptable in the lesson above.

Why?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Peter,

It is because you are mixing both the 12 and 24-hour clocks.

You can say -

Dix -neuf heures trente 

or 

Sept heures et demie du soir

for 7.30 PM

Use of "et demie"

I've been marked wrong for using - Il est dix-neuf heures et demie. - for 7.30 PM

But it's shown as acceptable in the lesson above.

Why?

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