Aren't there two ways to say "I was 5 minutes late"?

PatriciaB2Kwiziq community member

Aren't there two ways to say "I was 5 minutes late"?

Why was my answer: " Je suis en retard cinq minutes"

marked wrong and the only correct answer was "J'ai cinq minutes de retard".

I thought that there were two ways to say "I was 5 minutes late"

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The two possibilities given in the lesson are:

J'ai cinq minutes de retard.
Je suis en retard de cinq minutes.

Aren't there two ways to say "I was 5 minutes late"?

Why was my answer: " Je suis en retard cinq minutes"

marked wrong and the only correct answer was "J'ai cinq minutes de retard".

I thought that there were two ways to say "I was 5 minutes late"

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