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[i] I made her clean the room.
[ii] I make her cleaning the room.

We use this expression: somebody do something as [ii]. My asking is can we also use [ii] construction. It seems it can be. Say there’s a situation that my intention of her cleaning is not to clean the room but just to do it for a while, for funny task - you can see a little girl willingly to do the thing just for fun as a recreation; my intention is to do my own work for the while, while she is distracted: e.g: “I made her cleaning the room, while I was reading the letter.”

  • You say "It seems it can be". If you don't mind my asking, how did you come to that conclusion? Have you seen it used? – snailplane Aug 21 '14 at 21:28
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    In your link (sense 10 that applies here) I did not see any -ing verbs as in [ii]. Anyway it cannot be said that way. – user3169 Aug 21 '14 at 21:54
  • @snailplane, that's come out of the later words about the little girl imagination. – Listenever Aug 21 '14 at 22:25
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    She was "pretending" to clean her room. – user3169 Aug 21 '14 at 23:49
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[i] (I made her clean the room) is correct. This uses "clean" as a verb, and "her" as the object of the verb "made".

[ii] is incorrect. Here are two similar, but correct, statements. Note that their meanings are very different. They use "cleaning" as a noun, and "her" is not the object of the verb "made":

  • I made a big deal about her cleaning the room.

  • I made her cleaning the room into the topic of a blog post.

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