The preposition "de"

Tom Rune

Kwiziq community member

18 December 2017

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The preposition "de"

Is the preposition "de" needed whenever "faire exprès" is followed by an infinitive? Whereas with conjugated verbs we can do without "de"? Or is it more complicated than that?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Faire exprès = To do something on purpose"


Kwiziq community member

18 December 2017


You need the "de" before the infinitive. But I don't understand what other case you are referring to. Can you give an example? -- Chris (not a native speaker).


Kwiziq language super star

19 December 2017


Bonjour Tom !

The expression is faire exprès de + [infinitive]to [do] on purpose

I cannot think of cases that wouldn't follow that pattern...

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