Faire polluer

DanielleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Faire polluer

What is the difference between polluer and faire polluer? 

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Danielle, 

The expression in the text was -

ne faire que polluer = only serves/has for effect to pollute 

Is this what you were querying?

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

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DanielleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Yes, thanks, Cécile! That's a translation of 'faire' that I wasn't aware of/couldn't articulate.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour de nouveau Danielle,

I misunderstood your initial query:-

Further to Cécile specific answer:-

Generally, there are two meanings depending on context:-

Ne faire que plus infinitive

1) restrictive re. Cécile

2) Iterative or continuous

eg. Elle ne fait que tomber malade (Elle ne cesse de tomber malade)

She is forever falling ill.

Reference: L'Huillier. Advanced French Grammar

Bonne journée

Jim

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