Questions tagged [causative-make]

For questions involving the use of MAKE in a causative sense, as in "The Devil made me do it" = "The Devil caused or compelled me to do it".

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Which is the main verb and object of this sentence here?

He makes me do the work. I don't understand which is the main verb here. I know that "make" is a causative verb in this sentence but which is the main verb? Is it make or do? and which is the main ...
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I made a marketing research - VS - I did a marketing research

Make VS do I made a marketing research - VS - I did a marketing research Marketing Research= a written business report most of the time printed and delivered to people in business meetings Do you ...
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Difference: 'leave somebody wondering' vs. 'make somebody wonder'?

Is there a difference between (a) 'leave somebody wondering' and (b) 'make somebody wonder'? If so, what difference? Is there some difference in aspect? For example, does 'leave somebody wondering' ...
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I am made to shut up or I was made to shut up

I'm watching a video about Passive Causative;as of the minute 2:07 there is a sentence written on the board that it's read as: I am made to shut up Given that he is using the present form of the ...
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You MADE/HAD/GOT me check the dictionary

Earlier today, I read an answer by jonlink which used the zero plural aspirin. I wasn't sure whether that was correct, so I had to check a dictionary. I found that both aspirin and aspirins are okay ...
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Passivizing causative “make” - 'be made shudder'?

Rewrite it in the passive: "These odds would make a professional player shudder" I would do it as follows:"A professional player would be made shudder by these odds". This sounds clumsy to me, so I'...
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“Using Causative Verbs”

The causative verbs are: "Make, Have and Get" "I made my brother carry my suitcase." "I had my brother carry my suitcase." "I got my brother to carry my suitcase." Why we should use an ...
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makes the high cost of convenience “seem” - should it be “seems”

I had read a sentence in a magazine: Staying connected is what makes the high cost of convenience—an average of $3,300 a year for the Moore's plan—seem well worth it to them. Should "...
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Do we always use a verb word after 'make'?

I saw this sentence in a book: "If we work together, we will make it possible for the society to provide us with more facilities." But I had read from a TOEFL structure book that I should avoid using ...
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Can 'make' have 'having fluttered' as its objective complement?

Even though grammar books says ‘make’ don’t have present participle as its objective complement; this sentence “The potion makes the moths having fluttered and all dead” seems to be not ungrammatical. ...