Nous faisons virer de l'argent une fois par mois

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Nous faisons virer de l'argent une fois par mois

How do we know in which direction the money is going? Is it coming to us or are we sending it to someone? The English implies it is coming to us.

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Chris !

Indeed, I can totally see how this sentence could lead to confusion. So to remove the ambiguity, we've changed it to "We have money transferred to our children once a month.", so as to make the causative case Jim expertly explained much clearer.

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Chris,

The subject is not performing the action but is causing (Causative Faire) an agent to do so.

So "We had transferred (by an agent) the money (payment) once per month."

Therefore the money is going from you elsewhere once per month and you had it set up to happen.

Hope this helps.

Jim

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you Aurelie thats clear now. Jim your solutiuon doesn't help bevcause we could have had the agent transfer the money to ourselves or to someone else.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

"Therefore the money is going from you elsewhere once per month and you had it set up to happen."

elsewhere
adv
somewhere else, in/to another place, not here, absent, removed, abroad

Hope this helps

Jim

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Yes and if you read my question it wasnt clear if the money was coming to us, or going from us elsewhere.' We have money transferred every month' could mean either of these things.

Nous faisons virer de l'argent une fois par mois

How do we know in which direction the money is going? Is it coming to us or are we sending it to someone? The English implies it is coming to us.

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