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1 December 2018
Why do we use partitive articles for 'faire' but definite articles for 'jouer à'?
Il fait du tennis (fait + de le)
Il joue au tennis (joue à + le)
I thought whether we use partitve articles should depends on the thing we modify instead of the verb
This question relates to:French lesson "Faire de, jouer à : talking about sports, hobbies and leisure activities"
But 'faire' does not take any preposition here, "du" (tennis) is partitive articles.
I do not understand why "tennis" (and other sports) use partitive articles when the verb is "faire", but definite articles when the verb is "jouer à"
Nothing to understand, here, Joan. I am sorry to say but that's just the way it is.
Faire + de + le = faire du.Jouer + à + le = jouer au.
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