faire exprès de quelque chose vs quelque chose exprès

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faire exprès de quelque chose vs quelque chose exprès

Is there any difference between "il a fait exprès de casser ma poupée" and "il a cassé ma poupée exprès"?

I've only ever encountered the latter before, and it seems more straightforward to not have the extra verb floating around, but perhaps there's a subtle difference that I'm missing?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Both are acceptable. I've mostly heard the first version (faire exprès), though.

faire exprès de quelque chose vs quelque chose exprès

Is there any difference between "il a fait exprès de casser ma poupée" and "il a cassé ma poupée exprès"?

I've only ever encountered the latter before, and it seems more straightforward to not have the extra verb floating around, but perhaps there's a subtle difference that I'm missing?

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