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Kwiziq community member
12 May 2018
Whay say "Il l'a fait exprès", not "Il en a fair exprès"?
This question relates to:French lesson "Faire exprès = To do something on purpose"
Sorry that should have been.
Why say "Il l'a fait exprès", not "Il en a fait exprès"?
Why would you use "en" in this sentence. The pronoun "en" usually replaces a phrase introduced by "de". I don't see anything that could be replaced by "en".
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
13 May 2018
Kwiziq language super star
14 May 2018
In fact you will hear both 'il l'a fait exprès' and 'il en a fait exprès' in French meaning the same thing,
He did it/this on purpose.
The more polite form is to use the definite article:
Il fait toujours l'imbécile ... Il le fait exprès . (He always plays the fool, he does it /this on purpose)
You can use the 'en' in spoken French here is an example :
If you are asking to be excused for something you have just done inadvertently, you can say-
"Pardon, j'en ai pas fait exprès "
"Pardon, je ne l'ai pas fait exprès"
is better French for something you didn't do on purpose....
Not sure if this helps but hope it does!
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