Late or early in French

William C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Late or early in French

What is used most often in French, the “être” expression or the “avoir” expression? The “avoir” expression sounds like an intangible expression of quantity, j’ai deux bouteilles de lait mais j’ai deux heures de retard ou deux heures d’avance.
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour William ! Based on my own usage, I'd say I tend to use the "avoir" expression more often, but I don't know if you can make a rule of it :) Both are perfectly colloquial. Bonne journée !

Late or early in French

What is used most often in French, the “être” expression or the “avoir” expression? The “avoir” expression sounds like an intangible expression of quantity, j’ai deux bouteilles de lait mais j’ai deux heures de retard ou deux heures d’avance.

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