Why dit de?

HelenaB2Kwiziq community member

Why dit de?

Why is it 'Le professeur dit de ne pas courir' and not 'Le professeur dit ne pas courir'?
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Helena,

It is because of the verb -

dire de faire quelque chose to tell (someone) to do something

Take a look at the Kwiziq list of verbs with similar construction -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/learn/theme/3744352

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

See note above, it's all about the verb

Why dit de?

Why is it 'Le professeur dit de ne pas courir' and not 'Le professeur dit ne pas courir'?

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