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    Smile is this good English

    Hi dear experts. Could you tell if the sentence below sounds OK in English:

    "I didn't want to participate but she made me to"

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    Re: is this good English

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Hi dear experts. Could you tell if the sentence below sounds OK in English:

    "I didn't want to participate but she made me to"
    Delete the "to" at the end and it will be ok.

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    Smile Re: is this good English

    Thank a lot, bhaisahab! You were most helpful!


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    Re: is this good English

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Hi dear experts. Could you tell if the sentence below sounds OK in English:

    "I didn't want to participate but she made me to"
    It's incorrect to use "to" after "make". The verb "make" is part of a small group of verbs that can't be followed by "to". These verbs are causative verbs: have (used as a causative verb, not to show obligation), let, make.

    The verb "get" is causative, but it is followed by "to". We can use "to" after "help", but it's more common not to use "to" after "help.

    I didn't want to participate but she made me to.

    It's possible to say "made to + verb", which is passive voice. Here's an example.

    "They were made to participate in that simple and boring game."

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    Re: is this good English

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    It's incorrect to use "to" after "make". The verb "make" is part of a small group of verbs that can't be followed by "to". These verbs are causative verbs: have (used as a causative verb, not to show obligation), let, make.

    The verb "get" is causative, but it is followed by "to". We can use "to" after "help", but it's more common not to use "to" after "help.

    I didn't want to participate but she made me to.

    It's possible to say "made to + verb", which is passive voice. Here's an example.

    "They were made to participate in that simple and boring game."
    You ve got logics for almost everything and thats commendable...

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    Re: is this good English

    Thank you very much for your detailed explanations. You were most helpful.

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