The preposition "de"

Tom RuneC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

The preposition "de"

Is the preposition "de" needed whenever "faire exprès" is followed by an infinitive? Whereas with conjugated verbs we can do without "de"? Or is it more complicated than that?
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
You need the "de" before the infinitive. But I don't understand what other case you are referring to. Can you give an example? -- Chris (not a native speaker).
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Tom !

The expression is faire exprès de + [infinitive]to [do] on purpose

I cannot think of cases that wouldn't follow that pattern...

The preposition "de"

Is the preposition "de" needed whenever "faire exprès" is followed by an infinitive? Whereas with conjugated verbs we can do without "de"? Or is it more complicated than that?

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