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Faites or faisez

SusanC1Kwiziq community member

Faites or faisez

I was marked wrong on this one. Vous faisez la queue seems correct. Not understanding why it would be vous faites la queue? Thank you. 

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Susan, 

This is what we call a 'logical error' and it is the kind that young French children also make as they pick up the conjugation patterns of grammar when learning to speak the language.

Irregular verbs catch learners out.

The verb faire is a very important irregular verb to learn, another example would be dire.

The mistake is saying :

vous disez

instead of

vous dites

You will get used to the correct form through practice.

Here are the Kwiziq lessons for both verbs in the present tense -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-faire-in-le-present-present-tense

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-dire-in-le-present-present-tense

 

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Faire is an irregular verb. In present tense 'vous faites' is correct. There are many verb conjugation lists and reference sites available. 2 linked below

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/verb-conjugations/

https://bescherelle.com/le-conjugueur-bescherelle

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Sorry Susan - must have missed where you mentioned disez !

SusanC1Kwiziq community member

Of course, that is correct! I knew that....just forgot. And thanks for adding disez as well. Same idea. Thanks !

Faites or faisez

I was marked wrong on this one. Vous faisez la queue seems correct. Not understanding why it would be vous faites la queue? Thank you. 

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