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    make something happen

    Hello,

    I have the following sentence.

    "...., thus making its connections break".

    Is it break or to break? Essentially, is it make something happen, or make something to happen?

    Thanks

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    re: make something happen

    Quote Originally Posted by panosgr View Post
    Hello,

    I have the following sentence.

    "...., thus making its connections break".

    Is it break or to break? Essentially, is it make something happen, or make something to happen?

    Thanks
    This is not a complete sentence. It is not possible to give a sensible answer without the full sentence.

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    re: make something happen

    Sorry, I thought to simplify it as at the end of the day it seemed to me a simple rule.

    The complete sentence is :

    Following the principles of the protocol, when a device associates to an access point, it has to change its current address, thus making its connections and in turn its applications' sessions break."

    Is it "break" or "to break"?

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    re: make something happen

    Quote Originally Posted by panosgr View Post
    Sorry, I thought to simplify it as at the end of the day it seemed to me a simple rule.

    The complete sentence is :

    Following the principles of the protocol, when a device associates to an access point, it has to change its current address, thus making its connections and in turn its applications' sessions break."

    Is it "break" or "to break"?
    "break".

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    re: make something happen

    Ok thanks!

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    #6

    re: make something happen

    However, I would suggest that "...thus breaking its connections and, in turn, its applications' sessions." as possibly easier to understand
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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