Duration of time versus a precise moment

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Kwiziq community member

9 March 2019

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Duration of time versus a precise moment

I am having trouble with a duration of time vs a precise moment. I thought that the sentence, THAT evening went very well, as a precise moment and therefore masculine. Why is it CETTE soirée s'est très bien passé ?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using an/année, matin/matinée, jour/journée, soir/soirée : time unit vs duration"


Kwiziq community member

11 March 2019


Hi Heather,

the example refers to the entire evening not just the evening as a point in time. The evening in its duration went well. Therefor "soirée" and not "soir".


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