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Faire causatif

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Faire causatif How is it used? Have someone do something for you Make someone do something for you Cause something to be done I had a dress made for my daughter. J'ai fait faire une robe pour ma fille. I make the students work. Je fais travailler les étudiants. I will make my children think. J'e ferai réfléchir mes enfants. Reflexive faire (conjugated) + infinitive Se faire + infinitif the action is being done for oneself (by someone else) She had a dress made for herself. Elle s'est fait faire une robe. The action is being done by someone else for oneself, but since the gender and number of the person/people doing the action is undefined, agreement of the past participle is null, even though the verb "être"is used as the auxiliary in the passé composé. If the subject of the sentence were completing the action, you would not use the reflexive and the auxiliary would be "avoir".
J'ai fait une robe. Objects (function) Direct - quoi?
J'ai fait faire une robe. J'ai fait faire quoi? Une robe.
I had a dress made.

Indirect - à qui?
J'ai fait faire une robe à ma fille. J'ai fait faire une robe à qui? À ma fille.
I had my daughter make a dress. Common expressions with the faire causatif Faire venir
Faire voir
Faire tomber
Se faire rire
Se faire pleurer
Se faire penser à
Se faire mal
Se faire des amis
Se faire passer pour
Se faire une idée
S'en faire
Ne s'en pas faire
faire dire
Se faire
Ne pas se le faire dire deux fois to make someone come/call over
to make someone see something/show someone something
to make someone/something fall/trip/drop something
to laugh (ça me fait rire-that makes me laugh)
to cry (ça me fait pleurer-that makes me cry)
to think (ça me fait penser à mes amis-that makes me think about my friends)
to hurt (ça me fait mal-that hurts me)
to make friends
to pass oneself off as
to have an idea
to worry
to not worry/not make anything of it
to put words in someone's mouth (Je ne te le fais pas dire)
to be a self-made person (Il s'est fait tout seul-He is a self-made man)
to not have to tell someone something twice (Ne me le fais pas dire deux fois-Don't make me tell you twice.) Exercise p. 402 A
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