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    CAUSATIVE VERBS (make, have, get, let, etc.)

    Hello

    Would someone be able to explain me the usage and proper construction of following causative verbs. I m having a bit problem distinguishing them.

    1.Make
    2.Have
    3.Get
    4.Help
    5.Let
    6.Cause

    Thanks,

    ahm4me

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    Re: CAUSATIVE VERBS (make, have, get, let, etc.)

    Causative active:

    make,get,cause someone to do something

    have,let someone do something

    help someone do(or to do) something

    Causative passive:

    have/get something done (by someone)

    correct me if I'm wrong!!


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    Re: CAUSATIVE VERBS (make, have, get, let, etc.)

    Thanks for your explanation but i could'nt yet grab the actual (detailed) sense or rather i need certain aspects to be sure.

    All of you are cordialy requested to help me in this matter.

    thanks
    ahm4me

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    Re: CAUSATIVE VERBS (make, have, get, let, etc.)

    Try here: http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzo...ammar/caus.htm

    If you've further questions, let us know.


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    Re: CAUSATIVE VERBS (make, have, get, let, etc.)

    Thanks a lot,

    The link u sent has helped me very much, and I m a almost satisfied about the matter, but still I have some confusions:

    1. Can we use make (as causative) for something and how it would be treated active or pasive. Is the structure (and sentence) given below is correct.

    make + thing + base form of verb
    I make this radio work.

    2. What about the use of causative verbs as an unpleasant (accidental) statement.

    One again, thanks a lot,

    ahm4me

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    Re: CAUSATIVE VERBS (make, have, get, let, etc.)

    1. I made this radio work. <correct>

    2. What about the use of causative verbs as an unpleasant (accidental) statement.
    Would you have an example ...

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