# Thread: causative and relative

1. ## causative and relative

Hello,

I want to ask something about causative and relative clauses.

1 )I don't want to make her wait. (It is correct)

This is the girl who I dont want to make wait

or

This is the girl who I dont want to make to wait. (which is correct?)

2)I don't want to have her wait (It is correct)

This is the girl who I don't want to have wait.

or

This is the girl who I don't want to have to wait.

Which is correct?

3) don't want to get her to wait. (It is correct)

This is the girl who I don't want to get to wait.

or

This is the girl who I don't want to get wait.

Which is correct?

Thanks

2. ## Re: causative and relative

I'd say:
This is the girl I don't want to keep waiting.

3. ## Re: causative and relative

We are moving up from the present/simple/continuous identification problem, aren't we?
Originally Posted by lindadanca
I want to ask something about causative and relative clauses.

1 )I don't want to make her wait.
This is the girl who I dont want to make wait . Possible, but strained.
This is the girl who I dont want to make to wait. X

2)I don't want to have her wait .
This is the girl who I don't want to have wait. Possible, but strained.
This is the girl who I don't want to have to wait.X (In your intended meaning)

3)I don't want to get her to wait. (It is correct) It is possible.
This is the girl who I don't want to get to wait.Possible, but strained
This is the girl who I don't want to get wait.X
You are better off with English Freak's suggestion; it's far more natural than any of yours.

I assume that you are enjoying yourself with these constructions. I hope you are, because you are wasting a lot of your own time if you aren't. Many of them may be theoretically possible, but you are unlikely to see or hear them; if you use them, it will add 'foreign-ness' to your English.

4. ## Re: causative and relative

I don't think "get to wait" works at all. Unless you find waiting to be a fun thing.

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