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To think that by now ... This came out of left field!

BarbaraC1Kwiziq community member

To think that by now ... This came out of left field!

This is a perfect example of vocabulary/explanation that should be given ahead of time -- I'll bet that way more than 90% got this wrong! If you do not speak French fluently, you would never think of expressing "To think that by now" is expressed as "Dire qu'à l'heure qu'il est"! Help us be better students by explaining expressions such as this!

Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Barbara,

Thank you for your feedback! It will be relayed to the French team. 

Merci et bonne journée !

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Someone asked about this phrase and got a very useful reply on the French Language Stack Exchange: https://french.stackexchange.com/questions/831/que-veut-dire-lexpression-à-lheure-quil-est

To think that by now ... This came out of left field!

This is a perfect example of vocabulary/explanation that should be given ahead of time -- I'll bet that way more than 90% got this wrong! If you do not speak French fluently, you would never think of expressing "To think that by now" is expressed as "Dire qu'à l'heure qu'il est"! Help us be better students by explaining expressions such as this!

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