I see that some verbs that take de or à and the infinitive drop the preposition when an object follows the verb. As an example, choisir de drops the preposition when referring to an object as follows:
Je choisis de partir
Je choisis la cérise
As opposed to rêver that keeps its preposition in both cases:
Je rêve de partir
Je rêve du paradis
Is there a rule for this?
The difference is the way the verbs are -
choisir quelque chose = to choose something
choisir de faire quelque chose = to choose to do something
In the second instance, it is -
rêver de quelque chose = to dream of something
rêver de faire quelque chose = to dream of doing something
Bonne Continuation !
A transitive verb, i.e., one that requires a direct object, will never use a preposition before that object. The preposition would, by definition, change the direct into an indirect object, yet the verb requires a direct object. But I can't think of a transitive verb that doesn't have a preposition before the infinitive.
Sign in to submit your answer
Don't have an account yet? Join today
Test your French to the CEFR standard