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  1. wotcha's Avatar
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    #1

    He let me go -> He didn't let me go/ He let me not go.

    I'm wondering about how to make negative sentences of 'let, have, make' verbs.


    He let me go

    -> 1. He didn't let me go.
    -> 2. He let me not go.


    Are both 1 and 2 grammatically correct?


    He made me go.

    -> 3. He didn't make me go.
    -> 4. He made me not go.


    He had me go.

    -> 5. He didn't have me go.
    -> 6. He had me not go.

    Also, are the all 3 to 6 grammatically correct?


    Thank you so much.

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    #2

    Re: He let me go -> He didn't let me go/ He let me not go.

    All are grammatically correct...

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    #3

    Re: He let me go -> He didn't let me go/ He let me not go.

    1. He didn't let me go. - He did not allow me to go. (I couldn't go.)
    2. He let me not go. - he allowed me not to go. (I presumably did not wish to go.)

    3. He didn't make me go. - He did not oblige me to go. (I could go or not, as I wished.)
    4. He made me not go. - He obliged me not to go. (I couldn't go)

    5. He didn't have me go. - as #3
    6. He had me not go. - as #6

    Your sentences #2, #5 and #6 are possible, bu tnot very natural in my opinion.

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