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faire mal

Jagoda B1Kwiziq community member

faire mal

Elle va faire mal à lui. Why this is not correct? can't understand. 
Asked 7 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Jagoda,

When the indirect object of an infinitive verb is replaced by an indirect object pronoun, the indirect object pronoun goes in front of the infinitive verb it is the object of:

elle fait mal à Paul -> elle lui fait mal 

elle va faire mal à Paul -> elle va lui faire mal

See link here: indirect object pronouns  -  position-of-object-pronouns-in-sentences-with-infinitives

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Because lui is already the indirect object pronoun and hence includes the preposition à. The correct answer is: Elle va lui faire mal.

faire mal

Elle va faire mal à lui. Why this is not correct? can't understand. 

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