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4 January 2018
Il faut que je fasse mes devoirs.
Il faut que je fasse mes devoirs. (I must do my homework.) Could this also be: Il me faut que je fasse mes devoirs? When do you use the reflexive?
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate faire in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)"
5 January 2018
It would be "Il me faut faire mes devoirs."The two versions are very similar but saying "Il faut que je fasse mes devoirs." is more of a general statement.
But a native speaker would have to weigh in on this.
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Bonjour Heather !
The "il me faut" structure can only be followed by a noun or an infinitive, whereas "il faut que" will be followed by a full clause (subject + conuugated verb).
In terms of usage, "il faut que je fasse" is more colloquial and commonly used, whereas "il me faut faire" would actually sound a bit over sophisticated.
Here are links to our two related lessons:https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-to-express-necessity-or-obligation-with-the-expression-il-faut
I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !
4 November 2018
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