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    using of words

    Can we use made instead of ed ? for example: you made me surprise instead of : you surprised me


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    Re: using of words

    Welcome to the forums.

    No. You can say 'You surprised me' or 'You gave me a surprise'.

    Rover

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    Re: using of words

    But sometimes you can:
    You made me angry = you angered me. Here the first form is probably more common.


    And sometimes it's grammatical but not natural (like yours).

    And sometimes it's completely impossible: You made me happy, but not "You happied me."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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