Six heures cinquante?

William C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Six heures cinquante?

The question was 

Il est ________ .It's ten to seven AM.

Why was six heures cinquante marked incorrect?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team member

Hi William ,

Was it in the evening? In which case it would be dix-huit heures cinquante , or sept heures moins dix...

William C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
No it was in the morning the question is as shown above
AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour William !

The question is asking specifically to say "it is ten to seven", which is a more complex structure than simply saying "it is six fifty".
It's also much more colloquial to use the "to" structure in French, just like it is in English, hence us testing that specific expression :)

I hope that answers your question :)

Bonne journée !

StephenC1Kwiziq community member
"dix-huit heures cinquante" for ten seven PM was marked incorrect. Why?

Six heures cinquante?

The question was 

Il est ________ .It's ten to seven AM.

Why was six heures cinquante marked incorrect?

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