I believe this is the expression for “at some point” or “at one point or another”. I've seen it written multiple ways:

  1. à un moment ou l'autre
  2. à un moment ou un autre
  3. à un moment ou à un autre

Is there a difference between them or are they interchangeable?

  • In Québec I often hear À un moment donné for At one point or another It is often abbreviated to something the can be read like À madné. Your three sentences though seem correct.
    – Sifu
    Dec 8, 2015 at 20:39

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yes, they are interchangeable, but 2 and 3 have the "advantage" not to mix a definite and an undefinite particle.

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