faire mal

Jagoda B1Kwiziq community member

faire mal

Elle va faire mal à lui. Why this is not correct? can't understand. 
Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Jagoda,

When the indirect object of an infinitive verb is replaced by an indirect object pronoun, the indirect object pronoun goes in front of the infinitive verb it is the object of:

elle fait mal à Paul -> elle lui fait mal 

elle va faire mal à Paul -> elle va lui faire mal

See link here: indirect object pronouns  -  position-of-object-pronouns-in-sentences-with-infinitives

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Because lui is already the indirect object pronoun and hence includes the preposition à. The correct answer is: Elle va lui faire mal.

RebeccaB2Kwiziq community member

I understand that when the noun is replaced by a pronoun, it somehow includes the à, but why is there a du in the answer:   Elle va lui faire du mal.  ?  Shouldn't it just be Elle va lui faire mal?

faire mal

Elle va faire mal à lui. Why this is not correct? can't understand. 

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