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    #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

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    #2

    Re: causative and relative

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

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    #3

    Re: causative and relative

    We are moving up from the present/simple/continuous identification problem, aren't we?
    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    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.

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    #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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