Can you say

They make me scared

My English teacher said that we cannot say it so I looked for it on the Internet.

That in a test, the set point was "Traduisez les phrases en anglais (Translate the sentences in English)" and the sentence was "Je déteste les films d'horreur, ils me font peur." and I translated:

"I hate horror movie, they make me scared."

  • Yes. I'm not sure why your teacher said you could not use it. What's the context?
    – user178049
    Feb 4 '18 at 8:42
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    Are you sure the teacher was referring to "They make me scared"? I'd say the error is in the first part of your translation, not the second (the word movie should be pluralized).
    – J.R.
    Feb 4 '18 at 12:22

There's nothing wrong with "They make me scared", though "They scare me" is more direct.

You should use the plural, and if you are writing for a test, you should use a semicolon (to avoid a comma splice): "I hate horror movies; they scare me."

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