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Agreement with "Faire + L'Infinitif = to have something done (causative)"

ScottC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Agreement with "Faire + L'Infinitif = to have something done (causative)"

Does the past tense structure require agreement? For example, I can say:

"Il s'est fait couper les cheveux."

Would I also say:

"Elle s'est faite couper les cheveux."

I'm asking because I answered one of the test questions as "Je me suis faite brosser les cheveux" but it was marked wrong.

thanks, Scott

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Scott, 

If you look at the following answer to a similar question taken from the Q& A -

https://french.kwiziq.com/questions/view/fais-faire

You will find the explanation that ‘fait’ is invariable in this case.

Hope this helps

Agreement with "Faire + L'Infinitif = to have something done (causative)"

Does the past tense structure require agreement? For example, I can say:

"Il s'est fait couper les cheveux."

Would I also say:

"Elle s'est faite couper les cheveux."

I'm asking because I answered one of the test questions as "Je me suis faite brosser les cheveux" but it was marked wrong.

thanks, Scott

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