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Lesson lacking detail

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Lesson lacking detail

There is nothing in this lesson that shows or tests conjugation of 'faire exprès de' other than in passé composé, with the subtle exception of the unexplained example where il vaut ... faire appears. The sentence "Elle fait exprès d'être en retard" would be an opportunity to introduce a conjugation of faire in a form other than 'fait', and that would be helpful. Why not change it to "Elles etc" or "Nous etc"?  It would be useful to have information on present and future tense conjugations - or at least a note to indicate that the reason every example is fait exprès de is that every example (bar one) is in passé composé. 

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Maarten,

I have had a look at the lesson and it does use different forms, they, we, she, I, etc.

I think adding different tenses would complicate the lesson for some learners.

Faire exprès de faire quelque chose is a tricky expression to handle but in fact, when you are comfortable with it, it's only a question of conjugating the verb 'faire' in different tense which is covered in other lessons.

Here are some more examples :

Elle fait exprès d'être en retard She is late on purpose

(from the lesson, faire is in the present tense)

Elles l'auront fait exprès! They will have done it on purpose! ( futur antérieur of faire

Nous ferons exprès d'arriver en retard = We'll arrive late on purpose 

Ils avaient fait exprès de me contredire They had contradicted me on purpose

Hope this helps!

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks for the prompt response. I still think using «Nous ferons exprès d'arriver en retard» in this lesson, rather than «Elle fait exprès d'être en retard» would be a better balance. I went through this lesson, 2 questions following, and the initial dashboard learning quiz and apart from the one example of « Il faut faire . . » every conjugation took the form of «fait».

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Maarten, 

I believe that the reason why the simple future is avoided in the examples is  because this lesson is A2 and the future is B1.

But I can change it the example you mention to a near future -

Nous allons faire exprès d'être en retard We are going to be late on purpose

If you like?

Lesson lacking detail

There is nothing in this lesson that shows or tests conjugation of 'faire exprès de' other than in passé composé, with the subtle exception of the unexplained example where il vaut ... faire appears. The sentence "Elle fait exprès d'être en retard" would be an opportunity to introduce a conjugation of faire in a form other than 'fait', and that would be helpful. Why not change it to "Elles etc" or "Nous etc"?  It would be useful to have information on present and future tense conjugations - or at least a note to indicate that the reason every example is fait exprès de is that every example (bar one) is in passé composé. 

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