When to use dernier and when to use passe

MikeB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

When to use dernier and when to use passe

I'm unclear on when to use dernier and when to use passe and this lesson doesn't address that.  I hear la semaine derniere and la semaine passe.

Asked 9 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

There is more than one way to skin a cat. Just like in English, where you can say "last week" ,or "the previous week", or "the week past", in French you can say:

la semaine passée
la semaine dernière
la semaine précédente

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

But I have just been marked as wrong for le mois passé.. 

yes, the lesson is about dernier but I didn't know that when I did the Kwiz.

When to use dernier and when to use passe

I'm unclear on when to use dernier and when to use passe and this lesson doesn't address that.  I hear la semaine derniere and la semaine passe.

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