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    Red face make someone do something

    Hello, everyone:)!

    I've got a question for the structure, 'make someone do something.'

    I've been taught that when I use the word 'make' in that structure, specially I have to say it without to.

    Then, when I want to say it with the negative meaning: not to, how can I make the sentence?

    In other words, when I want to mean 'I forced him not to enter the room,' can I say like I make him not

    enter the room?


    Please! Let me be sure.

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    Re: make someone do something

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Choi View Post
    Hello, everyone:)!

    I've got a question for the structure, 'make someone do something.'

    I've been taught that when I use the word 'make' in that structure, specially I have to say it without to.

    Then, when I want to say it with the negative meaning: not to, how can I make the sentence?

    In other words, when I want to mean 'I forced him not to enter the room,' can I say like I make him not

    enter the room?


    Please! Let me be sure.
    You could say "I made him not enter the room" but it's very awkward. It would be better to say "I prevented him from entering the room".

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    Re: make someone do something

    Thank you so much!

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