Didn't get it with "soleil"

OlgaA2Kwiziq community member

Didn't get it with "soleil"

So, I didn't get it: Are they both incorrect, il fait du soleil and il fait soleil, or just one of them? I guess, both, 'cause I think what I learned was "il y a du soleil", but I just need to make sure. Thanks!
Asked 1 year ago
SteveB2 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Olga,

Yes I think they are both incorrect:

"Il fait should always be followed by an adjective".

An adjective is an attribute of a noun. When applied to weather, this effectively means words like nice, bad, hot, cold (as shown in the "il fait" examples on that page).

The two "soleil" examples show "il fait" being followed by a noun (soleil) and a partitive article (du).

OlgaA2Kwiziq community member
Thank you, Steve!
MillerA2Kwiziq community member

So is "il fait ensoleillé " okay? Or is it okay but not common?

Didn't get it with "soleil"

So, I didn't get it: Are they both incorrect, il fait du soleil and il fait soleil, or just one of them? I guess, both, 'cause I think what I learned was "il y a du soleil", but I just need to make sure. Thanks!

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