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    #1

    make/set/start etc

    His words made me think / got me to think / set me to think / started me to think.
    His words set / got / started me thinking.

    The flood sent/had/got/started the prices shooting up.
    The flood made/had the prices go up || got/set the prices to go up.

    Are these constructions all right?
    Last edited by joham; 30-Dec-2011 at 10:18.

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    Re: make/set/start etc

    Here is how I'd do it:

    His words made me think / got me to think / set me to think / started me to think.
    His words set / got / started me thinking.

    The flood sent / had / got / started the prices shooting up.
    The flood made / had / got / set the prices to go up.
    The flood made / had / got / set the prices to go up.

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    Re: make/set/start etc

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    His words made me think / got me to think / set me to think / started me to think.
    His words set / got / started me thinking.

    The flood sent/had/got/started the prices shooting up.
    The flood made/had the prices go up || got/set the prices to go up.

    Are these constructions all right?
    "His words made me think."
    "His words set / got / started me thinking."
    "The flood caused prices to go up".
    The above are correct.

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