Sorry for the late reply, I must have missed your post somehow.
Faire is sometimes used in a reflexive construction such as:
Je me fais faire les ongles. -- I am having my nails done.Ils se sont faits agrandir la salle. -- They had the living room enlarged.
In these reflexive constructions (se faire + infinitive) the role of the subject is always a more passive one. One is having something done rather than doing it onself. Another example:
Je m'aide moi-même. -- I help myself.Je me fais aider. -- I let myself being helped.
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
Please post an example sentence for me to know what exactly you are asking.
I did, but it didn't show up, will try again. Nonetheless, thanks for your prompt response.
In the following example, I am having difficulty understanding why the reflexive is used:
Où ta mère et toi vous faites-vous les ongles?
Is it because of using the stress pronoun at the beginning of the sentence?
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