I’m not a teacher.
In my humble opinion there are the following common collocations of “force” :
They forced their way into the building.
We were forced off the road.
She tried to force her views on us.
I don’t want to force my way through a crowd.
They forced her to sign.
He forced the door open.
The last but one example is similar to your “To force someone to do something”.
In this pattern, transitive verbs are followed by an object and to + infinitive. Typical examples of this construction are: she asked me to come; they challenged us to fight; we forced them to leave; she permitted the children to watch television.
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