Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: using of words

  1. #1
    Hadi Kamali is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default using of words

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


  2. #2
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    14,894
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: using of words

    Welcome to the forums.

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

    Rover

  3. #3
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,362
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Jun-2013, 21:36
  2. [Grammar] Difference between the words onshore and on site - Out sourcing words
    By mohan5k in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Dec-2012, 15:34
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2009, 11:00
  4. Nonsense words and stuff like that - what words are potentially English?
    By Phonetics_victim in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-Jul-2005, 10:45
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Jun-2005, 10:19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •