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... à me poser problème.

StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

... à me poser problème.

Regarding: 'a déjà commencé à me causer des problèmes.'

An optional translation is given as: a déjà commencé à me poser problème.

Could you please explain why, in this case, there is not an indefinite article (un) before the word 'problème'.

Thanks

Asked 8 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Stewart,

This is an excellent question! Thank you very much. 

After a bit of research, I came across this explanation (Banque de Dépannage Linguistique) and it seems that 'poser problème' has come about following the pattern of the familiar verbal expression 'faire problème' (= to be an issue/challenge). 

Remember: the more 'formal' expression 'poser un /des problème(s)' should be used. 

I hoep this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

... à me poser problème.

Regarding: 'a déjà commencé à me causer des problèmes.'

An optional translation is given as: a déjà commencé à me poser problème.

Could you please explain why, in this case, there is not an indefinite article (un) before the word 'problème'.

Thanks

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