I was marked wrong for selecting "Il est deux heures" as one of the choices for "It is 2 p.m."

NicoleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I was marked wrong for selecting "Il est deux heures" as one of the choices for "It is 2 p.m."

I did select the other two correct responses. I understand that after noon it goes to military time, but I have also been taught that if you are asking someone for the time in the middle of the day it's obvious that it's not for example 2 a.m., so you would be fine in France to answer that it is 2 p.m. (rather than using military time) Is that incorrect?
Asked 1 year ago
CameronC1Kwiziq community member

I'm with Nicole, and sad to see she didn't receive any feed back. I've got the same wrong answer. I don't know whether it's actually incorrect, or whether the text in the lesson needs a rework. The text says: "​The fact is that, when there's no risk of confusion between AM and PM, French people use both 12-hour and 24-hour clocks interchangeably:"

If someone's asking what time it is, it doesn't seem likely that answering "Il est deux heures" is going to create confusion between 2 a.m. and 2 p.m.

JeanB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I think whether there will be confusion depends on the context. But as the question is in the lesson, I there isn't enough context to say your answer is right or wrong.

I was marked wrong for selecting "Il est deux heures" as one of the choices for "It is 2 p.m."

I did select the other two correct responses. I understand that after noon it goes to military time, but I have also been taught that if you are asking someone for the time in the middle of the day it's obvious that it's not for example 2 a.m., so you would be fine in France to answer that it is 2 p.m. (rather than using military time) Is that incorrect?

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