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© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-1 Point de départ Use the verb être with numbers to tell time. There are two ways to ask what time it is.

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1 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-1 Point de départ Use the verb être with numbers to tell time. There are two ways to ask what time it is. Use heures by itself to express time on the hour. Use heure for one o’clock.

2 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-2 Express time from the hour to the half-hour by adding minutes.

3 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-3 Use et quart to say that it is fifteen minutes past the hour. Use et demie to say that it is thirty minutes past the hour.

4 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-4 To express time from the half hour to the hour, subtract minutes or a portion of an hour from the next hour. To express at what time something happens, use the preposition à.

5 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-5 Liaison occurs between numbers and the word heure(s). Final -s and -x in deux, trois, six, and dix are pronounced like a z. The final -f of neuf is pronounced like a v.

6 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-6 You do not usually make a liaison between the verb form est and a following number that starts with a vowel sound.

7 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-7 The 24-hour clock is often used to express official time. Departure times, movie times, and store hours are expressed in this fashion. Only numbers are used to tell time this way. Expressions like et demie, moins le quart, etc. are not used.

8 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B (1:00 a.m.) Il est _______________ du matin. 2. (2:50 a.m.) Il est _______________ du matin. 3. (8:30 p.m.) Il est _______________ du soir. 4. (12:00 p.m.) Il est _______________. 5. (4:05 p.m.) Il est _______________ de l’après-midi. 6. (4:45 a.m.) Il est _______________ du matin. Essayez! Complete the sentences by writing out the correct times according to the cues. une heure


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