De decorer

CamA1Kwiziq community member

De decorer

In this example: "Nous finissons de décorer la pièce", I noticed that decorer is preceeded by "de." Would the sentence translate to "We finish to decorate the room" if you were to remove the "de"?
Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Cam,

The preposition 'de' is because of the verb -

finir de + infinitive = to finish doing something.

Here is a list of verbs which behave in the same way:

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/learn/theme/3744352

Hope this helps!

CamA1Kwiziq community member

Ah, OK! Je comprends maintenant. Merci beaucoup!

De decorer

In this example: "Nous finissons de décorer la pièce", I noticed that decorer is preceeded by "de." Would the sentence translate to "We finish to decorate the room" if you were to remove the "de"?

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