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Why was 'Il est quinze heures et quart' marked wrong? Thanks.

ScottA1Kwiziq community member

Why was 'Il est quinze heures et quart' marked wrong? Thanks.

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Scott,

Just to add to Maarten's excellent answer, the only accepted correct answers  are -

Quinze heures quinze

or 

Trois heures et quart de l'après-midi

 

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You used 'mixed clock' expressions. 'Quinze heures' is using 24 hour clock - this maintains its (military) precision by needing the minutes expressed, not using et quart, et demie or moins le quart. The latter phrases are only used with the 12 hour clock See the green bar 'Attention' in the lesson. 

ScottA1Kwiziq community member

Merci. Je devrais mieux étudier la leçon. 

Why was 'Il est quinze heures et quart' marked wrong? Thanks.

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