If we are to translate "on that occasion", would the choice of en or à dépend on whether we used là at the end or not, i.e. out of the four possiblities

  • En/À cette occasion-là
  • En/À cette occasion

Which is more natural or correct to you? Does the choice depend on where you are from?

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à is the right one. You can use also 'en' but would sound more pompous, like delivering a public speech en l'occasion of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

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