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    Default It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

    1.It is what makes a child play the violin at home.

    2. It is what makes a child to play the violin at home.


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    Default Re: It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

    Not incorrect, but seldom if ever used.

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    Default Re: It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1.It is what makes a child play the violin at home.

    2. It is what makes a child to play the violin at home.


    Is it possible to say like sentence 2? -
    No, it is not possible. It is not grammatical.

    "To make someone do something" uses the bare infinitive.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoreditch View Post
    Not incorrect, but seldom if ever used.
    As ems said, it's not possible.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

    You may come across it in older texts though - and in poetry (which tends to use archaic forms either when it suits the metre or when the poem itself is old).

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