Comment cela se fait-il?

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Comment cela se fait-il?

Ok, so "Comment cela se fait-il?" by itself is the formal way of saying "How come?"

"Comment cela se fait-il que..." is the formal way of saying "How come...?" but since it is redundant the cela is often dropped.

"Comment se fait-il?" is never said by itself.

Have I understood correctly?

Asked 6 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Further down in the discussion to this lesson:

Comment ça se fait ? (informal)
Comment cela se fait-il ? (formal)

Comment ça se fait que.... (informal)
Comment se fait-il que... (formal)

Incorrect usage: comment cela se fait que..., comment cela se fait-il que...

Comment cela se fait-il?

Ok, so "Comment cela se fait-il?" by itself is the formal way of saying "How come?"

"Comment cela se fait-il que..." is the formal way of saying "How come...?" but since it is redundant the cela is often dropped.

"Comment se fait-il?" is never said by itself.

Have I understood correctly?

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