Causative faire

CarolynC1Kwiziq community member

Causative faire

If a sentence says "Elle a fait cueillir des fleurs.", then to turn des fleurs into a pronoun object I would normally use "en". Is it correct to say, "Elle en a fait cueillir." She had some picked. Or should it be "Elle les a fait cueillir." I have never seen an example of causative faire with "en", so not sure if it is correct.


Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carolyn,

Maybe some better examples -

Elle lui a fait cueillir des fleurs ------> Elle lui en a fait cueillir

She made him/her pick some flowers -----> She made him/her pick some

Elle lui a fait cueillir les fleurs pour la réception -----> Elle les lui a fait cueillir 

She made him/her pick the flowers for the reception ----> She made him/her pick them

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Elle a fait cueillir des fleurs. -- She had some flowers picked.
Elle les a fait cueillir. -- She had them picked.

CarolynC1Kwiziq community member

Merci beaucoup.

CarolynC1Kwiziq community member

Merci beaucoup, Cécile.

Now I see that I can use "en" in this type of sentence

Causative faire

If a sentence says "Elle a fait cueillir des fleurs.", then to turn des fleurs into a pronoun object I would normally use "en". Is it correct to say, "Elle en a fait cueillir." She had some picked. Or should it be "Elle les a fait cueillir." I have never seen an example of causative faire with "en", so not sure if it is correct.


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