What is the difference between using "faillir" and "il s'en est fallu de peu que"?

What is the difference between using "faillir" and "il s'en est fallu de peu que"?

For example, "J'ai failli le faire" vs "Il s'en est fallu de peu que je le fasse."

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Dean,

They are very close in meaning , it is the difference between to be close to doing something and to almost do something.

Up to you to judge which one to use...

What is the difference between using "faillir" and "il s'en est fallu de peu que"?

For example, "J'ai failli le faire" vs "Il s'en est fallu de peu que je le fasse."

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