By now...

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Kwiziq community member

23 July 2018

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By now...

Hi!  Is there a "d'ici..." Version to express by now?  As in, "By now you should be on chapter 5 of your book" or "You should be finished by now", etc.

This question relates to:
French lesson "By + [point in time] = d'ici ..."


Kwiziq language super star

24 July 2018


Hi DeAnna,

There isn't a fit all expression in French for by now. It will depend on the context.

In the examples you give I would say:

" À l'heure qu'il est/ maintenant tu devrais être au chapitre 5 de ton livre. "

"Tu aurais dû finir à l'heure qu'il est/maintenant."

Hope this helps!

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