I thought it was "forcer à" and not "forcer de" for "compel to do"? Can this be explained please as it why it's followed with "de"?

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I thought it was "forcer à" and not "forcer de" for "compel to do"? Can this be explained please as it why it's followed with "de"?

Asked 2 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Seems it depends whether you are ‘forcing’ or ‘being forced’ :

 Forcer qqn à faire qqc - to force (compel) someone to do something 

Être forcé de faire qqc - to be forced (compelled) to do something

In the transcript ‘no one ever feels compelled to (stay)’ 

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/forcer/34524

I thought it was "forcer à" and not "forcer de" for "compel to do"? Can this be explained please as it why it's followed with "de"?

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