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    #1

    cause

    Which are correct:

    1-The accident caused me to think about death.
    2-The accident made me think about death.

    3-The accident got me to think about death.
    4-The accident had me think about death.

    5-The accident got me thinking about death.
    6-The accident had me thinking about death.


    I don't like "3" and "4". They sound as if "the accident" was a human. The other ones seem OK to me. The first one seems correct, but I don't think it would be used in informal conversation. In general, it seems too "scientific" for this context.

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    #2

    Re: cause

    navi.
    You're right avoid 3 and 4 (although you might hear 3 in conversation), 2 and 5 are probably the most natural in conversation, 1 and 6 are slightly more formal/literary.

    not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: cause

    I'd agree with that.

    I wouldn't use no.6 at all.

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