avoir + faire expres de

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avoir + faire expres de

In all the above examples you use avoir + faire expres de, except on Elle fait exprès d'être en retard. 

Could you please explain why it isn't better to say "elle a fait expres d'......" 

Asked 2 weeks ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This is simply a difference in tense. Faire conjugates with avoir in compound tense conjugations -all the examples of '(avoir) faire expres de' in the lesson are passé composé/past tense; whereas 'faire expres de' is simple present tense. So most of the examples are noting 'something (completed) was done on purpose', whereas 'elle fait exprès ...." is "she is (currently) doing something on purpose".

avoir + faire expres de

In all the above examples you use avoir + faire expres de, except on Elle fait exprès d'être en retard. 

Could you please explain why it isn't better to say "elle a fait expres d'......" 

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