So "la fois dernière" and "la dernière fois" are interchangeable

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Kwiziq community member

3 January 2017

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So "la fois dernière" and "la dernière fois" are interchangeable

This question relates to:
French lesson "Dernier = final / previous (adjectives that change meaning according to position)"


Kwiziq language super star

3 January 2017


Bonjour Kenneth !

They are interchangeable when used on their own (meaning without a "que" clause) and only to mean "last time".
To express "the last time" (i.e. no more time after this), you can only use "la dernière fois".

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne Année !


Kwiziq community member

13 February 2018


The problem with this is in the English answers -- they don't make the necessary distinction between whether it's the FINAL time or the most RECENT time. "C'était la dernière fois que tu m'as dit que tu m'aimais." The answer choices are: It was last time that you told me you loved me. It was the last time you told me you loved me. In English, these sentences have the same meaning. So the quiz should be rewritten to provide an answer that it's the FINAL time. As is, there is no distinction between the two sentences.


Kwiziq community member

24 July 2018



Je suis tout au fait d'accord.

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