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    Make it happens or make it happen?

    I will make it happens.
    or
    I will make it happen.

    You should let it happens.
    or
    You should let it happen.

    I wish he succeeds.
    or
    I wish he succeed.

    Any other concepts in this theory?

    Thanks!
    Rc

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    Re: Make it happens or make it happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by XzRc View Post
    I will make it happens.
    or
    I will make it happen.

    You should let it happens.
    or
    You should let it happen.

    I wish he succeeds.
    or
    I wish he succeed.

    Any other concepts in this theory?

    Thanks!
    Rc

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    1.

    I will make it happen, not happens.

    You should let it happen, not happens.

    2.
    I wish he succeeded, not succeeds nor succeed.

    I hope he succeeds. ( That's more acceptable, if I got it right.)

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    Re: Make it happens or make it happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet View Post
    -NOT A TEACHER-

    1.

    I will make it happen, not happens.

    You should let it happen, not happens.

    2.
    I wish he succeeded, not succeeds nor succeed.

    I hope he succeeds. ( That's more acceptable, if I got it right.)
    Yes, you are right about "I hope he succeeds", but #2 is not correct. You could say "I wish he had succeeded".

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    Re: Make it happens or make it happen?

    In the sentences below, the pronoun 'it' functions as an object, not as a subject. Objects do not agree in number with (what appear to be) verbs:

    1. I will make it happens.
    2. You should let it happens.
    3. I will make it happen.
    4. You should let it happen.



    Below, the word 'he' functions as a subject, and so the verb agrees in number with its subject:


    1. I wish (that) he succeeds. <but the semantics seem awkward to me; shouldn't it be 'I hope'?>
    2. I wish (that) he succeed.

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    Re: Make it happens or make it happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by XzRc View Post
    I will make it happens.
    or
    I will make it happen.

    You should let it happens.
    or
    You should let it happen.

    I wish he succeeds.
    or
    I wish he succeed.

    Any other concepts in this theory?

    Thanks!
    Rc
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    (1) Yes, the first sentence can be very confusing.

    (2) As I understand it, I will make it happen =

    I will make it [to] happen.

    I will have him [to] do it.

    I will let her [to] talk.

    After make, have, and let, you should use the INFINITIVE without the

    "to." As you know, an infinitive = "to" + base or simple form:

    To study/to read/to exercise. NEVER use an "s" with the infinitive.

    Sometimes (as with make, have, and let), native speakers do not

    use "to."

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    Re: Make it happens or make it happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post

    1. I wish (that) he succeeds. <but the semantics seem awkward to me; shouldn't it be 'I hope'?>
    2. I wish (that) he succeed.
    "I wish (that)" takes subjunctive clause, which means something wouldn't happen or contrasts with the fact. So "I wish he succeeded" is grammartically correct.

    Neither an English teacher, nor a native.

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    Re: Make it happens or make it happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, you are right about "I hope he succeeds", but #2 is not correct. You could say "I wish he had succeeded".

    Oh yeah. I forgot that one. Thanks, good sir.

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    Re: Make it happens or make it happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, you are right about "I hope he succeeds", but #2 is not correct. You could say "I wish he had succeeded".
    Sorry, I am confused about that had. Does "I wish he succeeded" work for you?

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    Re: Make it happens or make it happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by LQZ View Post
    Sorry, I am confused about that had. Does "I wish he succeeded" work for you?
    No, it doesn't.

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    Re: Make it happens or make it happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it doesn't.
    Could you please explan further?

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