My brother arrived late this morning, tard or en retard?

Jennifer

Kwiziq community member

28 August 2017

2 replies

My brother arrived late this morning, tard or en retard?

If the brother arrives late in the morning as apposed to being late is it still en retard or can it be tard?

This relates to:
Expressing timeliness (late, early, on time) - in general -

Jennifer

Kwiziq community member

28 August 2017

28/08/17

Noticed Nimn's question afer posting but still am not sure why it cannot be Mon frère est arrivé tard (as opposed to en retard) ce matin. He's not late for the appointment just late in the morning? Can tard not be seen as an adjective?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

28 August 2017

28/08/17

Bonjour Jennifer !

Yes I agree that in the absence of context, both tard and en retard could work in this sentence.

However, seen as we're testing specifically en retard here, I've therefore removed and updated this question to give it a clear context :)

Thank you very much for pointing this out !
Merci et à bientôt !

Your answer

Login to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Think you've got all the answers?

Test your French to the CEFR standard

find your French level »
3241questions6770answers131,530users
Clever stuff underway!