Pour en faire

AashpreetA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Pour en faire

Can you please tell the meaning of 'en' in the below sentence?

E.g. "Un mot est ajouté à la fin d'une phrase pour en faire une question."

What does 'pour en faire' mean literally?

Asked 1 week ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Salut Aashpreet,

"en" means to make of it where the making of it is the question structure.

pour en faire  --> in order to make of it (a question) 

Bonne continuation

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It sometimes helps to expand the pronomial en and use a full indirect object in place of it:

(1) J'ai acheté suffisamment de tissu pour faire une nouvelle robe de ce tissu. -- I bought enough cloth to make a new dress from that cloth.

(2) J'ai acheté suffisamment de tissu pour en faire une nouvelle robe. -- I bout enough cloth to make a new dress from it.

Comparing the two versions you can easily spot how en replaces an indirect object introduced by de in the first sentence.

Pour en faire

Can you please tell the meaning of 'en' in the below sentence?

E.g. "Un mot est ajouté à la fin d'une phrase pour en faire une question."

What does 'pour en faire' mean literally?

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