Explain conjugation and agreement rules for faire + infinitif in passé composé

JulieA2Kwiziq community member

Explain conjugation and agreement rules for faire + infinitif in passé composé

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CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

 Bonjour Julie,

If ‘fait’ in placed before an infinitive verb, ‘fait’ is invariable and therefore doesn’t agree with its subject, even if it is placed ahead. It is a valid rule if you use ‘avoir’ as auxiliary and with ‘être’ as auxiliary in a pronominal phrase in certain circumstances as the link below will explain.

‘Avoir’ as auxiliary:

C’est la tarte que j’ai fait cuire hier it is the tart I cooked yesterday

Je les ai fait attendre I had them wait

 

 

‘Être’ as auxiliary in a pronominal phrase: see link here

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Since you ask so nicely,

Je me suis fait voler mon sac. -- I had my bag stolen.
Il a fait reparer son ordi. -- He had his computer fixed.

Explain conjugation and agreement rules for faire + infinitif in passé composé

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