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    /Astigmatism is an eye condition that ---- objects apperar blurred./

    /Astigmatism is an eye condition that ---- objects apperar blurred./

    a)allows
    b)lets
    c)gets
    d)makes
    e)wants

    The correct answer is "makes" but i want you to explain why not "gets" ?

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    Well, the meaning we're looking for in this sentence is "to cause". This is one of "make" 's many meanings. "Get", however, does not have this meaning.

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    Re: /Astigmatism is an eye condition that ---- objects apperar blurred./

    Gets could be used only if there was the preposition to --> Astigmatism is an eye condition that gets objects to appear blurred.
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    Re: /Astigmatism is an eye condition that ---- objects apperar blurred./

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    Well, the meaning we're looking for in this sentence is "to cause". This is one of "make" 's many meanings. "Get", however, does not have this meaning.

    I thought the same but when i looked them up in cambridge dictionary i saw "gets" having the same meaning.Please examine.

    get : to cause something to happen, or cause someone or something to do something

    [+ adjective] She had to get the kids ready for school.

    After that sentence i'm confused.

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    Re: /Astigmatism is an eye condition that ---- objects apperar blurred./

    Quote Originally Posted by Scofield41 View Post
    After that sentence i I'm confused.
    She didn't get the children go to school. However, we can say "She got the children to go to school' which means that she caused them to go. She could have done this by gentle persuasion, lies, bribes, etc, but if she made them go to school, then there was no gentleness involved.

    Please remember that the first person pronoun I is always capitalised.

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    Re: /Astigmatism is an eye condition that ---- objects apperar blurred./

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    She didn't get the children go to school. However, we can say "She got the children to go to school' which means that she caused them to go. She could have done this by gentle persuasion, lies, bribes, etc, but if she made them go to school, then there was no gentleness involved.

    Please remember that the first person pronoun I is always capitalised.
    OK.From now on I'll type it as "I" :) but your explainations are not for the sentence that I've asked.Could you say something for it.Thank you.

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    "Get" in the sense that you are trying to use implies a level of coercion and enticement. A good synonym for this usage is "to convince" or "to persuade". Let's try dropping these synonyms into the sentence:

    "Astigmatism is an eye condition that convinces you to see things blurred."

    That's all right grammatically, but very bizarre semantically.

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    Re: /Astigmatism is an eye condition that ---- objects apperar blurred./

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    "Get" in the sense that you are trying to use implies a level of coercion and enticement. A good synonym for this usage is "to convince" or "to persuade". Let's try dropping these synonyms into the sentence:

    "Astigmatism is an eye condition that convinces you to see things blurred."

    That's all right grammatically, but very bizarre semantically.
    First of all,I want to thank you for your help.According to your explainations, can we say It's more appropriate to use "get"when we try to convince or persuade someone.On the other hand,It's more suitable to use "make" when It's an object that we try to influence.

    By the way,sorry for my slow understanding.

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    The weirdness of using 'get' in the example sentence comes from the idea of an inanimate thing 'persuading, convincing, or forcing' you're vision to be blurred (you're vision being another inanimate thing). We strongly associate this concept with people, not objects.

    At the end of all this, please remember that this is only one meaning. "Get" (and "make" as well) has a about a foot long entry in the dictionary. Sometimes, the meanings of 'make and 'get' overlap, but this isn't one of those times.

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    Re: /Astigmatism is an eye condition that ---- objects apperar blurred./

    Thank you so much for your help.I got it.

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