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    #1

    made me not do it / not to do it

    Which is correct?

    They made me not do it.
    The made me not to do it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: made me not do it / not to do it

    Quote Originally Posted by komissarovk View Post
    Which is correct?

    They made me not do it.
    The made me not to do it.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hello,

    I am not a teacher, but where is your subject in your second sentences?

    See you soon.


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    #3

    Re: made me not do it / not to do it

    Quote Originally Posted by komissarovk View Post
    Which is correct?

    They made me not do it.
    The made me not to do it.

    Thanks in advance.
    Both are correct but with 'make' the infinitive marker is usually deleted and this is how the causative structure with 'make' is idiomatic.

    Compare:
    He forced me to sing.
    He made me (to) sing.


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    #4

    Re: made me not do it / not to do it

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello,

    I am not a teacher, but where is your subject in your second sentences?

    See you soon.
    The = They (typographical error)


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    Re: made me not do it / not to do it

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello,

    I am not a teacher, but where is your subject in your second sentences?

    See you soon.
    Oh, I'm sorrry:

    They made me not do it.
    They made me not to do it.

    Is 'to' a mistake in the second sentence?


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    Re: made me not do it / not to do it

    Quote Originally Posted by komissarovk View Post
    Oh, I'm sorrry:

    They made me not do it.
    They made me not to do it.

    Is 'to' a mistake in the second sentence?
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