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    Default more causative sentences

    RESPECTED TEACHERS:
    could you please help me to understand the usage,if possible, of the following causative sentence.
    make+somebody+past participle
    make+something+past participle
    would you please give me some examples?
    BEST REGARDS,
    YASEEN GHORI
    KARACHI, PAKISTAN

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    Default Re: more causative sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by djghori View Post
    RESPECTED TEACHERS:
    could you please help me to understand the usage,if possible, of the following causative sentence.
    make+somebody+past participle
    make+something+past participle
    would you please give me some examples?

    I may be wrong, Yaseen, but what you described are not examples of causative sentences.

    "I make my students study hard."

    As you can see, when we use the verb 'make' it is an active sentence that doesn't use the past participle. It uses the present simple, in this case, study.

    Causitives are semi-passive sentences and the normal verbs for these are get/have. There are two 'styles' for these, the first where there's a person known and important to the scenario,

    Style A
    get somebody to do something --> Get John to wash the dishes.
    have somebody do something --> Have John wash the dishes.

    Style B
    get/have+something+past participle --> have/get something done.

    I'm getting my oil changed.

    I have my hair cut every two weeks.



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    YASEEN GHORI
    KARACHI, PAKISTAN
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    Default Re: more causative sentences

    1-language.com - Online English Course - Unit 70 - Causative Verbs
    Quote Originally Posted by djghori View Post
    RESPECTED TEACHERS:
    could you please help me to understand the usage,if possible, of the following causative sentence.
    make+somebody+past participle
    make+something+past participle
    would you please give me some examples?
    BEST REGARDS,
    YASEEN GHORI
    KARACHI, PAKISTAN

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    Default Re: more causative sentences

    Actually, make and let are considered causative verbs. You do not use them with the past participle or present participle though:

    'Make' is forcing someone to do something:
    The boss made them work hard.
    'let' is more casual, and the person doing the action wants to do the action:
    Mom let us eat pizza.
    I just wrote up a blog post on this - causative verbs make and let.

    I hope it helps everybody!

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