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    #1

    want to make recover?

    Can you say: "We want to make them recover"? It sounds a bit odd to me.

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    #2

    Re: want to make recover?

    Quote Originally Posted by bridge78 View Post
    Can you say: "We want to make them recover"? It sounds a bit odd to me.
    What is the context?

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    #3

    Re: want to make recover?

    As in: "We need doctors that actually want to make the patients recover". Is this correct??

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    #4

    Re: want to make recover?

    I don't think you can "make" someone recover. You can help them to recover, aid them in their recovery, enable their recovery, encourage them to get better, or even want to see someone recover.

    We need more passionate doctors who actually want to see their patients recover. -- Would something like that work?
    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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    #5

    Re: want to make recover?

    Thanks all for your help & time ;o)

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    #6

    Re: want to make recover?

    And note that, as Barb said, it's "We want doctors who ...", not "what".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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