faire de ski or faire du ski

CarlC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

faire de ski or faire du ski

I wrote "faire du ski." I think this is form give elsewhere on Lawless French.  Here the correct answer is given as "faire de ski."   Which is correct?

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carl,

Interesting question!

It is because it is in the negative and on its own 

nous avons décidé de ne pas faire de ski = we have decided not to go skiing

but if you were comparing two activities you would say 

nous avons décidé de ne pas faire du ski mais de faire de la luge We have decided not to ski but to go tobogganing instead

but 

nous avons décidé de ne pas faire de ski de fond we have decided not to do any cross country skiing.

Take a look at this page from the Académie Française dealing with this very point  -

https://www.dictionnaire-academie.fr/article/QDL064

Hope this helps!

NicoleA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

faire de ski or faire du ski

I wrote "faire du ski." I think this is form give elsewhere on Lawless French.  Here the correct answer is given as "faire de ski."   Which is correct?

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