this lesson does not advise when one would use either faire or être

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Robin

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7 January 2019

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this lesson does not advise when one would use either faire or être

Bonjour.  I read the lesson.  The lesson does not seem to advise when it is appropriate or better to use être or faire.  Does it absolutely not matter?  Or are there situations where être may be better to use than faire, or vice versa?  Merci.

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French lesson "Expressing dimensions and measurements (numbers)"

Robin

Kwiziq community member

7 January 2019

7/01/19

Bonjour encore.  Further to my question above, I meant to add, could use of être or faire be just a matter of speech, how it sounds in the sentence?  Merci. 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

17 March 2019

17/03/19

Hi Robin ,

You can indeed use -

'être' + adjective  + de + measure 

e.g

Le colis est long de 30 cms , large de 15 cms et haut de 3 cms...

but the expressions using 'faire' are more usual....

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