Question on "faire passer" vs "passer"

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Question on "faire passer" vs "passer"

Bonjour !

While studying, I've found a sentence which drives me crazy for the last few days... I've been googling and reviewing my notes and Kwiziq's lessons, but I couldnt find a clear answer... Hope someone can help me out.... 

This is the sentence: " J'ai fait passer les coordonnées de tout le mond." And according to the source where I found it, the english translation of the sentence is this : "I've circulated everyone's contact details."

Based on the translation, I dont get it why "faire passer" is used instead of "passer".  In my understanding, the word "passer" is also a transitive verb with a meaning "pass on/ hand over".

Would it be wrong if I use "J'ai passé" ? 

I would much appreciate any response or explanation !


Asked 3 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The meaning is different - 

1. J'ai passé quelque chose ...- I passed qqc . .  (did it yourself)

2. J'ai fait passer quelque chose  - I had qqc passed . .  (arranged to have or had it done)

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Question on "faire passer" vs "passer"

Bonjour !

While studying, I've found a sentence which drives me crazy for the last few days... I've been googling and reviewing my notes and Kwiziq's lessons, but I couldnt find a clear answer... Hope someone can help me out.... 

This is the sentence: " J'ai fait passer les coordonnées de tout le mond." And according to the source where I found it, the english translation of the sentence is this : "I've circulated everyone's contact details."

Based on the translation, I dont get it why "faire passer" is used instead of "passer".  In my understanding, the word "passer" is also a transitive verb with a meaning "pass on/ hand over".

Would it be wrong if I use "J'ai passé" ? 

I would much appreciate any response or explanation !


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