The term "infinitive"

JanA2Kwiziq community member

The term "infinitive"

I think when you say "Use the infinitive" for "cooking" for the answer, is misleading when the answer is "faire le cuisine". It's really a form of the infinitive, not the actual infinitive by itself.
Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jan,

The verb/expression ‘faire la cuisine’ is the correct translation of the activity which is ‘cooking’

Hope this helps! 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Jan,

I wonder how else one could express "To do the cooking" ? Do you prefer to use the verb "cuisiner" ? How would you use this infinitive instead?

"faire la cuisine" is the standard expression as far as I'm aware.

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

If the lesson said "use the infinitive for cooking", then "faire la cuisine" would be wrong. In "faire la cuisine" the infinitive is "faire" and "la cuisine" is the object and hence a noun. Only verbs can be in the infinitive.

A link to the specific lesson would be helfpful.

The term "infinitive"

I think when you say "Use the infinitive" for "cooking" for the answer, is misleading when the answer is "faire le cuisine". It's really a form of the infinitive, not the actual infinitive by itself.

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