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    Thumbs down Which one is correct.please help me to understand.

    1.a) ''You had me scared'' or b) ''you scared me''.

    2.a) ''you had me worried'' or b) ''you worried me''

    3.a) ''Make it(something) open'' or ''open it(something)''

    4. a) ''Get your body shaking'' or ''shake your body''

    do these sentences above in pairs carry the same meaning? please explain it grammatically.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Which one is correct.please help me to understand.

    1. a) ''You had me scared'' or b) ''you scared me''

    quite similar (I heard native speakers utter the 2nd one quite often)

    2. a) ''you had me worried'' or b) ''you worried me''

    a) I've been worried about you or about something you told me about;
    b) not so natural and mostly used with inanimate objects

    3. a) ''Make it(something) open'' or ''open it(something)''

    a) force something to open, get something to open;
    b) do it yourself

    4. a) ''Get your body shaking'' or ''shake your body'

    a) start shaking your body;
    b) we don't know when (every time you dance or specifically now)

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